Ok, quick, name a movie with Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey MacGuire, Christina Ricci, and Elijah Wood. I hadn't heard of this movie before I saw it on TV, and I was like, "Wait... wow, look at all these people in this movie. How have I not heard of this before?"
To be honest, I don't know how good of a movie this is... but it just has so many people in it that I really like to watch. I like Kevin Kline a lot because I tend to like his characters. He's great at playing a guy with good intentions that gets himself into some not so ethical situations, but yet, it always seems to rise above it. While Keven Spacey did an enormous performance in American Beauty, I think Keven Kline could have also played that role as well.
And Sigourney Weaver... well, Sigourney and I have a connection, because we literally bumped into each other one time... like actual bumping. I was going to pick up my high school girlfriend at Sacred Heart on 91st and 5th, and when I was turning the corner on 91st and Madison, we walked right into each other. I didn't realize who it was at first, but when I was like "Oh... um.. wow." She smiled and we both walked off to return to our normal lives, forever altered by that single moment. I'm sure she feels different for having met me even to this day.
The movie takes place in the early 70's in suburban Connecticut, with charactors basically stumbling through the search for themselves by doing all the things they shouldn't, with sometimes tragic results. Its sad, sometimes interesting and often somewhat uncomfortable, but it is in these moments of uncomfortable sexuality where the A cast really shines. (Although, since I already said that Christina Ricci was in it, did I even have to mention that there would be some uncomfortable moments like that in it? She was going 17 going on 36 at the time.) No car chases, explosions, special effects... just a really great movie with great actors and some interesting situations.