The Big Empty
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A guy looking for easy money gets a lot more than he bargained for in this noir-flavored independent comedy. John Person (Jon Favreau) is a struggling actor living in Los Angeles who is starting to buckle under the pressure of his own failures. With no acting jobs coming in and a massive credit card debt to pay off, John works part-time as a courier but needs a big payday if he's ever going to get back on his feet. Out of the blue, a strange man in the neighborhood makes John an offer that seems too good to be true -- in exchange for delivering a suitcase to a man in Baker, CA (midway… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Big Empty is much more a romantic fable than Swingers, the singles comedy that established Favreau but has a similarly jovial, unpretentious charm."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"If any film is destined to find a cult audience on DVD, it's The Big Empty."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Some may praise The Big Empty as a poor man's David Lynch-meets-The X-Files, but it's more of a starving homeless man's David Lynch-meets-The X-Files."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"More amiable than laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Thanks to Favreau, even the film's most ridiculous detours carry a certain plausibility; he shines his indignities on and perseveres, and we can't help but sympathize."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"I found the sicko humor enjoyable enough."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Anderson squanders the setting's potential and a cast of indie-movie all-stars in his muddled and weak feature."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
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