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Based on the opera 'Rigoletto,' this is the story of a middle-aged corporate climber who has lost sight of his humanity. Rick is a cold, emotionless employee of the Image Company, a marketing firm situated in Manhattan's financial district. But Rick has another life, unknown to anyone at his company -- a seemingly quiet domestic arrangement with his teenage daughter, Eve. It is a secret he has kept well hidden from the pernicious confines of his workplace. But when his boss' wandering eye chances upon Eve, Rick must take a stand as a build-up of years of cynicism clash with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"By hewing so faithfully to their source, the creators don't let the material pursue its own direction, and the result feels dramatically arbitrary."
‑ Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Everything about this curio is claustrophobic."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Julgando que ambientar Rigoletto nos dias atuais é o bastante para ser aplaudido, o filme erra nos diálogos e no tom da narrativa, tornando-se insípido e descartável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Manages to be both disquieting and entertaining -- and that's quite a cunning feat of cinema."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"A tragic story graced with lots of comedic touches, which makes for an often awkward tone."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"[The] story and emotions seem a little too big for the frame."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Impressive -- and utterly depressing -- feature debut."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"Very funny, very dark and very clever -- a tale of the corporate id gone wild that promises to upset even the most jaded and hardened of sensibilities."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Sometimes it's hard to hear the dialogue because the gears of the plot are trying so hard and creaking so loudly."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"A new mythology with new morals for a rough, uncertain age."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"An ill-advised combination of tragedy and satire, it generally plays like the coffee-break fantasy of a temp who messed up a lunch order and paid for it with his dignity."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"It's rotten to the core and right down to the end. But if you find that such extremes can be fascinating, then the movie may cheer you, not because it is happy, but because it goes for broke."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Wcreenwriter Daniel Handler [(a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)] employs an O. Henry-like twist of irony that first-time director Curtiss Clayton telegraphs long before it strikes."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The intended black comedy is no more than a wan mix of over-the-top unpleasantness and obvious psychologizing."
‑ Sheri Linden, Boxoffice Magazine
"Rick is dark, dark comedy at its most hedonistic."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
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