One of Americas most acclaimed contemporary screenwriters and directors, David O. Russell, made his feature film debut in 1994 with the black comedy Spanking The Monkey, which won The Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and caused a stir with its incestuous subplot and portrayal of adolescent restlessness. The film also displays much of what has become Russells trademark idiosyncratic, offbeat humour, later seen in Flirting With Disaster, the iconoclastic Three Kings and the existential comedy I Heart Huckabees, marking him as a maverick director with cult appeal. Looking forward to a prestigious summer internship in Washington, D.C., pre-med college student Raymond (Saving Private Ryans Jeremy Davies) has his dreams put on hold when hes forced to stay at home caring for his invalid mother (Alberta Watson, The Sweet Hereafter, TVs 24). Constantly harassed by his domineering, traveling salesman father, Raymond struggles to deal with his mothers bed-ridden anxieties and his first, stumbling attempts to romance the naive girl next door.

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