First-time writer-director Jeff Nathanson's mushy comedy is spun from the misfortunes of aspiring filmmakers Dan Lewk and Gary Levy, whose hope of scoring that elusive one big break
was cruelly crushed when the producer of their first feature suddenly pulled the plug five days before the start of production. Several years later, they learned from a Los Angeles Times
article that the entire production had been an elaborate FBI sting designed to snare mobsters who were using corrupt union officials to manipulate the lucrative business of supplying transportation services to movie shoots. Filtered through Nathanson's ruthlessly schmaltzy sensibilities, thi...