Synopsis: An actor and would-be screenwriter, who at the very moment of his meeting with Fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless. He is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams, and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. It's a surreal and dreamlike tale of one man's journey.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Anthony Hopkins
Production: Strand Releasing
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

I was talking

to Noah last night.

You know, Noah,

my brother-in-law.

Yeah, and he was telling me

about this storm they were having,

and he said to me,

"Bette, Bette dear,

this is retribution

from on high."

Yeah, I know, I know.

What's that, dear?

Oh, yes, I heard.

Poor old Felix.

How are the boys taking it?

No, well, you never know, do you?

Yeah, you've gotta enjoy life.

You know,

when my little Ruthie died,

I started looking in the mirror

every morning...

You are bringing

the writer up here.

...and I'd say,

"Bette, Bette, honey, this is it, girl.

"The show's on the road,

and you've to get get up

and get at 'em."


Oh, it'll be lovely to see you again...

Well, do you think you'll ever

get out this way?

Oh, I'm going to Las Vegas.

Tomorrow. Going up to see

my sister-in-law...

my sister-in-law, Sandra, yeah.

And Gina, my niece...

well, I call her my niece...

is driving me up there

in the morning.

We're going to take Sandra

to a show.

Sandra's lived there all her life,

and she's never been to a show!

Isn't that something, huh?

Listen, I'll talk to you soon,

sweetie pie.


Did you see that?


Can we go now?

- What happened?

- It's over.

- It's over?

- Do a rewrite!

- Yeah?

- Let's get out of here.

Come on, Felix.

Come on.

One decaf, no sugar,

extra-foam latte.

- One iced tea.

- Thank you.

- Thanks, Lily.

- You're welcome.

How did the reading go?

My agent thinks I have a really

good chance, so who knows?

- You'll do fine.

- Thanks.

From your mouth to God's ear.

- Cut!

- This is my friend Felix.

Hi, Felix. Like the cat.

- That's funny.

- Felix the Cat.

Nine lives.

That's Lily. She's sweet.

She's from Russia

and wants to be in movies.

She's my new best friend.


Hello? Hello?

Anyway, where was I?

Right, this woman Shelley.

She says you go back

through past lives, incarnations,

and you get in touch with everything

that makes you do stuff in this life.

Say you were an addict or nuts

or, like, stuck in old habits.

You have fears of elevators

and spiders and snakes

or stuff like clowns and opera singers,

anything freaky...

it all comes up through

past-life regression

so you get pulled back

through the slipstream.

It's karma... Indian stuff

from millions of years ago.

The Akashic records

or something like that.

This woman,

she is totally awesome.

It's awesome.

Totally awesome.

...past-life regression,

pulled through the slipstream.

...walk you through this stuff,

get you to clean your side of the street.

My yoga teacher told me about her.

You ought to try yoga.

You ought to try yoga,

and wheatgrass and colonics.

She charges $300 an hour.

She's got this place in Culver City.

Her name's Shelley something.

It's one of those names you can't say.

- Anyway, her first name's Shelley...

- Hello?

A poodle called Tiddles,

but you go into her place,

and she does this channeling,

these aura readings.

- Oh, she says that all this...

- Where was I? illusion, a dream.

Felix? That's all it is.

"A dream within a dream."


"A dream within a dream."

Edgar Allan Poe.

Sorry, I overheard you talking.

A dream within a dream.

That's so cool.

Anyway, she's got this really stinky dog,

but cute, called Tiddles.


- What's your problem, man?

- No problem.

- What's your problem!

- No problem.

Get out of there.

What's your problem?

What's wrong with you!

Oh, my God.

We've lost the plot!

We've lost the plot!

We've lost the plot.

Hey, you! Get out of my car.

Call 911, please! Somebody help!

Do something, please!

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Anthony Hopkins

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, producer, widely considered to be one of the world's greatest living actors. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated another three times. Along with his Academy Award, Hopkins has won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008 he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he achieved renown playing Richard the Lionheart in the Academy Award-winning film The Lion in Winter. In the mid 1970s, Richard Attenborough, who would direct five Hopkins films, called him "the greatest actor of his generation." Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Legends of the Fall, Thor and its sequels, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World's Fastest Indian, Instinct and Fracture. In 2015 he starred in the BBC television film The Dresser, and since 2016, he has starred in the HBO television series Westworld. more…

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