This disappointing movie about moviemaking features Douglas as a former Hollywood star whose personal life collapsed as his popularity declined. He has spent three years recuperating in a New England sanatorium, trying to make sense of a life plagued by alcohol, divorce, a nervous
breakdown, and a near-fatal car crash. His doctors allow him to go to Rome, where Douglas has been offered a small role in a new film to be directed by the equally has-been Robinson. Together Douglas and Robinson had made some of their greatest pictures, but now these once-mighty talents are
reduced to making low-budget Italian spectacles. Upon arriving, Douglas learns his minor part has ...