From first-time writer/director Danny Comden, an erstwhile actor who has starred in some of Hollywood's biggest duds (Fast Sofa, Highway, Urban Legend), comes the oh-so-cleverly-titled Sol Goode, with Getty starring as an unemployed actor type by the titular name. Say it out loud.
Alas, that verbal gag is about the extent of the comedy in this stillborn (and, needless to say, direct-to-video) leasterpiece. Goode's got girl problems (Spelling stars as his booty call standby), his friends are losers (Comden plays one, a spiky-haired Narcissus that wears see-through t-shirts and makeup), and of course he's out of work. And his unemployment has run out! The humanity!
We follow Sol's daily rituals in the L.A. acting community (wow, why hasn't anyone made a movie about this microcosm before!?) by day and his sad love life by night. None of this plays for many laughs except for a few minor touches -- Spelling driving Sol around in a Red Bull promo truck and blasting Kajagoogoo being the highlight of the film.
Run time: 99 mins
In Theaters: Tuesday 11th March 2003
Distributed by: LionsGate Entertainment
Production compaines: after the edge films, Immortal Entertainment, Newman/Tooley Films
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
IMDB: 5.6 / 10
Director: Danny Comden
Screenwriter: Danny Comden
Starring: Balthazar Getty as Sol Goode, Katharine Towne as Chloe, Tori Spelling as Tammie, Carmen Electra as Treasure, Natasha Gregson Wagner as Brenda, Danny Comden as Cooper, Jamie Kennedy as Justin Sax, Cheri Oteri as Bernadette Best, Christina Pickles as Sol's Mom, Robert Wagner as Sol's Dad, Max Perlich as Murphy, Johnathon Schaech as Happy, Octavia Spencer as Unemployment Clerk (as Octavia L. Spencer), Jason Bateman as Spider, Michael Hitchcock as Job Placement Officer, China Chow as Amber Stevens, Cindy Margolis as Angie, Amanda Anka as Tramp, Beau Baxter as Burns, Eric Dane as Overly Dramatic Actor, Gavin Grazer as Mailroom Manager, Glenn Shadix as Casting Director, Michelle Wolff as Susie Benchpressman, Heidi Schanz as Model with Attitude, Richard Ehrlich as The Colonel, Wes DeSoto as Justin's Friend, Christina Applegate as Girl at the Bar (uncredited), Jared Leto as Rock Star Wannabe (uncredited)