Out of Order (2003)
They're In Deep...
|Ever since he was a boy, Mark has imagined his life as a movie. But these days his life, marriage, and career as a screenwriter are not like the movies, at all. This dark comedy about a Hollywood marriage that is almost, but not quite out of control, is not just another Hollywood story.|
Editor's NoteOUT OF ORDER is the pilot episode for the original Showtime television series of the same name. Eric Stoltz stars as Mark Colm, a Hollywood screenwriter floundering in his marriage to clinically depressed Lorna (Felicity Huffman), who is also a screenwriter. As Lorna masks her depression with drugs and alcohol, Mark contemplates a series of affairs with sexy suburban housewives Danni (Kim Dickens) and Annie (Justine Bateman). Helmed by real-life husband-and-wife screenwriting team Wayne and Donna Powers (THE ITALIAN JOB, DEEP BLUE SEA), OUT OF ORDER is a semi-autobiographical exploration of the pressures of couplehood in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Employing a witty meta style--Mark believes his life is being filmed for an audience and frequently addresses the camera or explains his thoughts via voiceover--and featuring cameos by William H. Macy and Peter Bogdanovich as industry-types, OUT OF ORDER offers a fanciful, yet realistic, insider's view of love and life in Tinseltown.
Cast & Crew
|William H. Macy|
|Donna Powers - Screenplay|
|Joel Ransom - Cinematographer|
|Wayne Powers - Screenplay|