Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a new waitress and steals Victor's heart. But Victor is too shy to do anything about it, and too self-consciously overweight to dream of winning Callie away from her demanding boyfriend, Jeff. Victor's terrible loneliness overwhelms him when he has to face losing what he loves the most.Written by
Martin Lewison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Victor is walking across a bridge toward the camera with a bag of groceries in one arm and just before he stops to look over the side, a fuzzy mike cover can be seen briefly in the bottom left corner of the shot. See more »
Why, you mustn't skip breakfast. It's the most imp... important meal.
I'm fat ma.
You are not fat, you are not. Honey, you're husky, you're... you're well-built, you're macho!
I am fat ma!
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Stuffing? I'm Staying!
Written by Peter Ortel (as Pete Ortel)
Performed by Evan Dando
Evan Dando appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation See more »
Weighed down heavily by it's own self-importance
Liv Tyler puts on her best 'little girl lost' act in this dull tale of attraction between herself and a dopey, self-pitying chef.
The film attempts, and fails dismally, to construct a realistic story from this thin set-up, and amongst it's few highlights - the chef subtly trying to woo Liv Tyler with a Trebor's Extra Strong; and Tyler inexplicably getting aroused at the sight of a Boeing 747. Strange indeed.
As well as this, the dopey chef tries in vain to join the CIA (that's the Culinary Institute of America for anybody thinking otherwise) - there is also a brief mention of Ice Art which isn't built upon - relevance?, Tyler, again inexplicably, actually taking a camera to the slimy diner in which she works in order to have snaps of her collection of inbred workmates, while Pruitt Vince sees a ghost of Tyler at regular intervals along the way as well - which is obviously where Peter Jackson got the idea for her character in LoTR. Anyway, that's about as good as it get's folks. And I didn't even mention the all-singing, all-guitar-playing, captain of the 'ball team' boyfriend of Tyler's.
On a brighter note, James Mangold's direction is satisfactory - and it has to be, given that Pruitt Vince only has about 3 words to say throughout the entire film making any character development a touch tricky.
And in a pretty absurd conclusion, (spoiler warning - run, run for your life) Pruitt Vince seemingly becomes romantically involved with the shelf-stacker from the corner shop after their brief flirtations over a set of flying glass bottles - or something like that!
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