Campbell Scott's Uncle Nick is a bizarre and seductive creature. A NYC ad man with an insatiable sexual appetite, he suffers from a bad case of verbal diarrhea, is gender-combatic and lusts for booze. Sound cliched enough? Surprisingly, writer/director Dylan Kidd pulls it all off thanks to the Moliérian repartee, wide-eyed Jesse Eisenberg as a virginal nephew and some funky camerawork (when handheld was still "cool")
Brilliant screenplay and equally brilliant performance by Campbell Scott make this one of the finest smart-talk indie extravaganzas, the one that Woody Allen would be proud of in his prime days. Given the fact that is mostly remembered as a breakthrough for Jesse Eisenberg, it comes as the underappreciated piece that will charm you with its dialogues and techniques in a manner of the first time watch "Reservoir Dogs"