A bit of an on the nose satire about the pervasiveness of violence in modern society where two mortal friendenemies who are both war profiteers in their way take out their personal grievances out on each other in a series of brutal fistfights with devastating personal consequences which only serves to create even more violence later. The film points to a very cruel world where everyone from the President down to the lowly assistant in an art gallery can be vicious jerks in their turn. Sandra Oh and Anne Heche really give it their all in their performances but their protracted fights are a little too cartoonish and too overlong to be interesting or watchable. The kapow chopsocky sound effects for every landed punch makes it uncertain if the violence is suppose to be funny or tragic. Not a perfect film but oddball enough to merit a watch.

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