After his first film is a hit, a young director is caught in the classic bind between art and commerce—he wants to make a film that challenges the audience and makes them think, and the studio wants something simple that will make them a ton of money.
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7.5/10. A zany, messy film about the struggle to make an original film when even the struggle to make an original film has already been done. Its repeated, explicit references to 8 1/2 do grow grating over time, but the surreal touches (an apocalyptic vision of LAX, Alex as pope, the inexplicable sight of black Americans dancing on a beach) interspersed with some marital drama make for a fun time. Sutherland is great