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This movie begins encouragingly. The opening scenes give the impression that we'll be watching an acutely observed, somber but darkly comic ensemble piece. But after an hour it starts to become doubtful that the threads will be connected, or that the movie has even remembered all of the characters it earlier introduced. Each performance is wonderfully credible and developed, but the excitement of an ensemble movie comes from the dramatic interaction, and this movie doesn't deliver that. It's the exact opposite of Swimming With Sharks, in that, as portrayed here, Hollywood people are: ultimately all looking out for each other; are basically decent; and will overcome their personal problems with minimal effort. Also, the mordant wit dries up a bit in the second half. Even if you enjoy character actors acting you may be disappointed at the wrap-up ending.