When perpetual never-do-well, August, hits rock bottom, he breaks into his rich neighbor's apartment to steal some money. When she turns up badly injured, he panics and hits the road, but he soon realizes he's being followed by an ominous stranger. Will his bad decisions finally destroy him, or can August find redemption? Written by
Auggie (Tom Cadman) is a likable loser...most of the time. The film doesn't show us him beating his (ex) wife, something he apparently did, but claims he didn't. He is unemployable and is similar to "The Dude" but less cool, man. In one scene he spends his money to help a dying man and in another he breaks into a woman's apartment and robs from her. Marx would have been proud. Auggie frequently lies to cover up his short comings which include excessive drinking. To add to his issues, a man (George Gelernter) in an ugly shirt is following him who is speculated to be a shape shifter by one of Auggie's stoned friends. Indeed, Auggie's life and dreams seem to be one big peyote trip of finding oneself.
The film manages to change scenes frequently enough to keep us half engaged, but remember Tom Cadman has as much scene time as George Clooney typical does. I thought the ending needed improvement, as if the script writer wrote himself into a corner.
Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity.
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