Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this comic parable of American dreams and delusions involves three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent and market a rocket belt. The clash of their deeply mismatched personalities soon dissolves into a morass of recriminations and extreme retaliations.
"Terrific performances from all three leads, a sharp script, and a unique vision."—New York Daily News
"Both [Billy] Crudup and [Paul] Giamatti appear to be enjoying themselves as polar opposites of the optimism scale, embarking on a careful tango of heated verbal exchanges and troubling looks that [Paul] Schneider coveys with convincing, darkly comic intensity."—DVDTalk
"Strong plus here is a soundtrack plucked from Dutch minimalist composer Wim Mertens' catalog."—Variety