If anyone would like to add to the thread, I welcome it. Every now and then we find a movie which never made a big box office debut, maybe because of
the competition at the time, maybe because it was overlooked, under appreciated. Heck, sometimes movies are just destined to be cult classics which
require a major flop to begin with.
In any case, the other day while perusing the cheap movies on iTunes I stumbled on "Father of Invention".
A melodramatic comedy based on a fallen "infomercial douche" who made a billion dollar fortune selling crap items, fabricating his inventions from 2
or more common place items.
It stars Kevin Spacey, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, and a couple other well known names.
Came out in 2010, to be honest, I never heard about it before. But, as an entrepreneur... I figured it would be an amusing comedy. A heartening piece,
mostly centred around Spacey trying to rekindle a relationship with his previously neglected daughter.
Story: Kevin Spacey has one of his inventions with a major defect which causes people to lose their hands. He goes to prison, loses half his fortune
to his wife and her new boy toy, and the other half to his "victims" and ends up working at a hollywood version of Walmart.
He is persona non-grata, and even though his original character is a douche, the prison changed version of him is a meek, humbler man who just wants
to take another shot at life.
I found it to be an enjoyable watch, and thank god not one of those formulaic Will Ferrel type comedies that get pumped out regularly from Hollywood.
Check it out, it's a cheap flick.
edit on 10-10-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)