This pseudo-sophisticated satire, which recalls Robert Altman's THE PLAYER (1992), offers some biting Tinseltown observations but ends up sentimentalizing its premise. Veteran producers Sonny Wexler (Burt Reynolds) and Syd Wolf (Charles Durning) reminisce about their halcyon days. Although they both have enviable track records, young turks like Damon Black (Benjamin Bratt) are now running the show and are doing their best to squeeze out the old pros.
Unlike desperate Syd, who's hanging onto a studio pension, indie producer Sonny has an ace in the hole: His careful nurturing of fledgling screenwriter Bo Pomerants (Sean Astin) is about to pay off. But Bo's hot propert...