Rating: R for language and nudity
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
meets the glitter of
A clever title sequence establishes the kitschy tone. Alec Baldwin is low-rent FBI man Joe Devine who’s sick and tired of burning the midnight oil in Podunk wherever. When his beloved pooch Sacha commits doggie suicide by drowning herself in the Jacuzzi, Joe snaps.
to make a break and throw it down with the big boys in
The feds will make the film on the East Coast, thus dragging out the local mob and tripping them up on their mistakes. The elaborate undercover sting has disaster written all over it, from illegal teamsters to FBI nobodies getting their feet wet in the “glamour” of filmmaking.
is to find a script; since this is
Hilarity ensues as Joe gets a little too caught up in his role as Arizona’s producer and Steven stubbornly clings to his vision, even while Joe not-so-subtly suggests that Arizona might be better suited to Providence, Rhode Island.
From the riotous
location scouting to the Bureau agents falling prey to their roles as
Based on a true story (!), Shot occasionally treads shaky ground but weathers the flat notes and emerges a comic winner.