© Warner Bros. / 3Rosen

U.S.A. 2004

Opening 23 Mar 2006

Directed by: Paul Abascal
Writing credits: Forrest Smith
Principal actors: Cole Hauser, Robin Tunney, Dennis Farina, Daniel Baldwin, Tom Hollander

Macho man Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser), a good ole boy from Wyoming, has just made his first successful action film and is rocketed into instant superstar status. Along for the ride, his wife Abby (Robin Tunney) and six year-old son Zach (Blake Michael Bryan) are a bit shell-shocked from all the attention, but they are excited about their new, perfect Hollywood life until the paparazzi set their sights on the Laramie family.

At first just annoying, four relentless paparazzi, led by Rex Harper (Tom Sizemore) begin to disrupt every aspect of Laramie family daily life. Ugly stories alleging adultery and worse dominate the front pages of tabloids, making it impossible for Abby to even take Zach grocery shopping. When Bo strikes back at Rex, he ends up being charged and sentenced to anger management classes. Then Rex and three of his buddies decide to make their own personal fortunes off photos of the Laramies. They begin with a car chase which results in a crash reminiscent of the tragic accident that killed Princess Diana. While Zach lies in a coma and Abby recovers from her injuries, fate in the form of a motorcycle accident gives Bo the chance for justice.

The characters in this film are refreshingly real, and although similar stories have been told many times before, the ways in which Bo capitalizes on his personal skills and tips from a sympathetic cop (Dennis Farina) constantly surprise and entertain. Cameo appearances from Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Matthew McConaughey add a bit of star power to a quirky, funny film that doesn't need celebrity to make this one a hit! (Mary Nyiri)

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