$5 A DAY (2008 U.S.) D: NIGEL COLE W: NEAL H. & TIPPI DOBROFSKY P: KIA JAM/CAROL BAUM/JANE GOLDENRING
Alessandro Nivola gets to know his estranged father (Christopher Walken), an ageing thrifty hustler living off freebies and crummy cons, and who`s dying of cancer, as they drive from Atlantic City to New Mexico in this comical road movie drama. Low-key and slight, but likeable and fun. With Peter Coyote, Sharon Stone, Dean Cain and Amanda Peet. British director Cole made the critical success MADE IN DAGENHAM after this was mostly ignored. The Dobrofskys also wrote the very different Jeff Wincott vehicle THE DONOR.

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