Rent In the Soup (1992)

3.6 of 5 from 84 ratings
1h 36min
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Aspiring filmmaker Adolpho has written a script but in order to pay the rent has to sell to the highest bidder. In walks Joe, a warm-hearted mobster who doesn't just want the script he wants to produce the film. Nave and desperate to see his work finally on the screen, Adolpho is taken under his producers wing as they embark on a hilarious mission to raise finance as only Joe knows how!
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Sollace Mitchell, Alexandre Rockwell
Second Sight Films
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1992 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

1992 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Acting

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Run Time:
96 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
B & W
  • 'Steve Buscemi - Vision In Film'
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes

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Witty and original fun movie - In the Soup review by TE

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This is a fine entry in the field of low budget American indie films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, a vintage period. The story is flaky and ramshackle but the enjoyment is in the characters and in the comic details.

Steve Buscemi is one of those actors who is always great value, and it is good to see him hitting his stride at this early stage in his career. The disc extras include an interesting interview with him. His sheer love of the medium of film comes across well and it's easy to see how this powers his performances.

The other star turn is the great Seymour Cassel, veteran of many John Cassavetes movies, along with many other credits. Here he just seems to be having a ball, an infectious performance that lights up the whole film.

Jennifer Beals (then partner of the director, Alexandre Rockwell) also gives an assured, relaxed performance as Buscemi's beautiful muse.

The black-and-white cinematography is a delight, with stark contrasts and a pleasingly grainy feel.

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