A bit later, after you've completely forgotten that she's in the movie, Sobieski shows up and is her usual pretentious, pompous self. The good thing is that when she shows up, she leaves her bra home and demonstrates how cold the air is around her shirt. The movie takes a bit of a turn towards the ridiculous at that point and becomes more unrealistic, which is quite acceptable for this type of movie, but unfortunate since you never get a sense of that at first. You quickly realize that a trucker can't really be that lethal, that two clowns can't really be that courageous, and that one girl can't really be that annoying. Again, please listen. Don't e-mail me telling me that it's ok for things to be unrealistic in a movie. I'm all good with that. But this movie makes a drastic change in direction halfway through and that's the disconcerting part. All in all though, it was a pretty good way to spend an evening.
On another note, I think I owe an apology. If you've read my review of SAVING SILVERMAN, you'll notice that I don't have much good to say about Steve Zahn. Well, it's time to be a man, suck it up and admit that I was wrong. Little Boy Zahn comes through real well in this movie. He turned out to be the funnest character to watch and he didn't take the performance as over the top as others could have. Sorry Stevie-Boy, I'll buy you a beer the next time around...
Another cool feature is the four alternate endings. Three of them are variations of what you'll find on the final cut but one of them is really cool. Basically, it's not an alternate ending, it's pretty much an entirely different movie. It takes over about halfway through the movie and takes it all the way to the end. One of the weirdest things I've ever seen. Really cool stuff. You also get a deleted scene in there but it's nothing special.
You also get to see auditions by three actors for the role of the voice of the villain. You never actually see him on screen, but his voice makes him creepy enough. It's pretty sad though, that Eric Roberts has been reduced to the point where he auditions for voice roles...and doesn't get them! A small "Making Of" featurette also discusses the typical points of the movie-making process. Naturally, the trailer is also here.