A multi-storied, fish-eyed look at the human condition against the backdrop of contemporary middle-class LA. Twenty two characters intersect, profoundly and fleetingly, through each other’s lives. It runs the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous.
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Julianne Moore, naked, talking to Matthew Modine, Chris Penn losing his temper, Jack Lemmon leaving the hospital, Jennifer Jason Leigh as a phone sex operator and Fred Ward urinating in the river: moments of grace offered by Robert Altman to Movie History. Highly recommended.