A 2000 Black Comedy film written and directed by Michael Kalesniko that follows a cranky, chain smoking British playwright (Kenneth Branagh) living in Los Angeles. Following a decade of flops, he is working on his latest play while his wife (Robin Wright Penn) is determined to have a baby.
It was first released on September 16, 2000 in Toronto and then in the United States on February 22, 2002 on limited release.
Tropes for the film:
- Jaded Washout: Peter, a once successful playwright, is now dealing with a decade's worth of failures and is trying to keep his career afloat.
- Odd Friendship: Peter befriends his doppelganger, also named Peter McGowan.
- White-Dwarf Starlet: Male example, Peter, as he is not the success that he once was.