After a brief stint in theaters around New York and L.A. on May 6, 2011, Mitch Glazer’s 2010 film “Passion Play” will finally be dumped onto DVD May 31. After seeing the trailer, you can sorta see why. I don’t even see the point of this movie, unless it’s just to show off Megan Fox being wooden and Bill Murray being awkwardly evil. Plus, Mickey Rourke’s mashed up face. Don’t forget that.
Nate (Rourke), a small-time jazz musician, is clearly a hard-luck case. Caught trying to break into a car, he is taken off into the desert where his assailant puts a gun to his head. Game over? Not quite. Stumbling into a circus pitched amidst the vast expanses of the southwest desert, Nate finds himself drawn to the exotic beauty of Lily (Fox), the Bird Woman. Lily is cold and dismissive; socializing with customers is not her scene. But it dawns on her that this gentle giant may well be her way out of a life of eccentric exposition. Nate is protective and understanding, and to him her aquiline beauty is a magic part of her uniqueness. As their bond deepens, Nate finds that his dreams of bliss are about to be thwarted by Happy Shannon (Murray), a cucumber-cool businessman with deep pockets and an eye for the bizarre.
Starring Megan Fox, Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans, Kelly Lynch, Rory Cochrane, Bud Cort, Chris Browning and directed by Mitch Glazer.
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