|Writers:||Vincent Gallo and Alison Bagnall|
|Director of Photography:||Lance Acord|
|Production Designer:||Gideon Ponte|
|Producers:||Chris Hanley, Gretchen McGowan, Michael Paseornek and Jeff Sackman|
|Lions Gate Film, Inc.; R; 90 minutes|
|Cast:||Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston and Ben Gazzara|
Indie-hipster Vincent Gallo does it all ? he writes, directs, acts, even composes the score ? in this darkly funny, surrealist fable. As antihero, Gallo is a raw-boned bundle of pathos in too-tight pants; as director, he infuses his allegory of alienation with unswerving candor and inventive visuals. However, Ricci's role is woefully underdeveloped; her unblinking kewpie absorbs Gallo's angst but never blossoms beyond a trite fantasy of instant love.