Tommy Wilhelm is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward spiral, he must face the father who never really understood him while trying to balance his newly precarious existence.
Carping on carpe diem
- Seize the Day review by JD
This really didn't do it for me. This film seemed to be an analysis of attitudes to money of New York Jews. It was hysterical in parts and just plain unpleasant in others. It followed Williams path to bankruptcy with predictable certainty. His acting seemed unsteady and if intentional was clever in the way it made watching uncomfortable. Some scenes seemed even more dated than 1986. It's easy to do a comfortable film this wasn't easy to watch but I didn't feel it was worth it.