As the story goes…

One afternoon in New York City, Campbell Scott was meeting a friend at a small coffee shop. While he was waiting, a stranger approached and offered to buy him a cup of coffee if he could have five minutes of his time. He was a filmmaker and had a script he wanted to pitch. Instantly wary, Campbell debated whether or not to simply shoe the man away, but since his friend was running late and coffee wasn’t getting any cheaper, Campbell digressed. Aspiring director Dylan Kidd purchased Campbell’s beverage and proceeded to sit down and pitch him on a small independent drama called “Roger Dodger”.

Their conversation lasted two hours.




After his boss ends their secret office affair, a cynical advertising executive takes out his frustrations on his naive nephew by teaching him about the ways of women.

   
There’s something delightfully entertaining about watching an asshole… simply be an asshole. Bad guys are infinitely more interesting to watch than good guys and Campbell Scott plays the role of a chauvinistic, fast-talking schmuck perfectly (receiving a 2003 Independent Spirit Award). There are also several strong supporting roles as well from Elizabeth Berkley, Jennifer Beals, and Jesse Eisenberg. Although the shaky-cam indy feel can take a little getting used to, the film is a fantastic character piece detailing just how perilous the “mating” game can be.

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