Directed by Tom DiCillo • 2006 • United States
Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman
Having brilliantly lampooned the world of low-budget filmmaking in LIVING IN OBLIVION, director Tom DiCillo and Steve Buscemi reteamed for another wicked satire of the entertainment industry, presented here in its director’s cut. Buscemi is neurotic paparazzo Les Galantine, who, desperate for his big break, takes on Toby (Michael Pitt), a homeless aspiring actor, as his assistant. As the odd-couple pair make their way through the grit and glitter of New York City’s celebrity scene, they gradually form an unlikely bond. But when Toby stumbles into fame himself, he must make a choice that could betray his only friend.