30 October 2008
This movie is from our archive and is not currently screening.
Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell), a sex-addicted med-school drop-out, who keeps his increasingly deranged mother, Ida (Huston), in an expensive private hospital by working days as a historical re-enactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park. At night Victor runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who 'save' him. When, in a rare lucid movement, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father's identity, Victor enlists the aid of his best friend, Denny (Brad William Henke) and his mother's beautiful attending physician, Dr Paige Marshall (Kelly Macdonald), to solve the mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever.