Eli Wurman is coming apart at the scams. A legendary New Work PR man whose glory days are far behind him, Wurman is lost in a blur of media, celebrity and politics. But when a seemingly routine incident, involving a temperamental starlet and a world-famous movie star, leads him into the murky world of political conspiracy and murder, Eli ignores his deteriorating health and pours his manic energies into pleading, seducing, cajoling and recruiting Manhattan’s movers and shakers to come out and support his cause. In the end, Eli discovers one undeniable truth: it’s not who you are that matters, it’s who you know.
Al Pacino acts ill very well. I thought Benetio was the best at this but I felt sick just watching him. His performance alone is worth watching. The other actors are OK and the plot satisfactory. There are a lot of loose ends untied at the end but life is like that.