|Director:|| Clare Peploe|
|Writers:|| Robert Mundy, William Brookfield and Clare Peploe|
|Director of Photography:||John J. Campbell|
|Production Designer:||Waldemar Kalinowski|
|Producers:||Laurie Parker and Declan Baldwin|
|Rysher Entertainment and Goldwyn Entertainment Company; PG-13; 104 minutes|
|Cast:||Bridget Fonda, Russell Crowe, Jim Broadbent, D.W. Moffett, Kenneth Mars, Paul Rodriguez and Euva Anderson|
|Based on James Hadley Chase's novel Miss Shumway Waves a Wand |
Peploe deserves credit for trying to assemble a film noir/romantic comedy with a bit of magical realism thrown into the mix. Think of Coen brothers turned New Agers on acid. Myra's (Fonda) rich, Howard Hughes-like fiancé, Cliff (Moffett), shoots her magician boss (Mars). Myra captures the incident on film and takes off to Mexico, where she pursues a Mayan drug that will give her magical power. Cliff hires journalist Ross (Crowe), to find Myra, but instead of bringing her home, Ross joins her odyssey.
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