Credit screenwriter John Bradshaw for a clever situation, but blame director John Bradshaw for mishandling THE BIG SLICE, as a heavy-handed farce that strains for too few laughs.
"You gotta write about something you know about, from an intense personal experience!" That's the brush-off an influential literary agent gives to two young would-be authors. Mike Sawyer (Casey Siemaszko) drives a cab for a living, Andy McCafferty (Justin Louis) slaves at a pizza joint--the
eponymous Big Slice--and as a team they have completed six failed novels and four dud screenplays. To get that intense personal experience they try "method writing," pretending to be the characters ...