Location: New York
"Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Wealth"
Directed By Steven Soderbergh
Written By Jason Reitman
Gael Garcia Bernal (Enrique Ruiz)
Bruce Willis (Martin Walovski)
Vince Vaughn (INS Agent Sam Smith)
Jamie Foxx (T-Bone)
Mekhi Pfeiffer (Mr. Zapp)
Wes Bentley (Victor Jones)
Alicia Silverstone (Melody Fisher)
Michael Gambon (John Savione)
James Spader (Ivan Tchivski)
Sissy Spacek (Wendy Mitchell)
"You can't have fun in America unless you're rich"
Synopsis: Jason Reitman writes and Steven Soderbergh directs this ensemble dramedy about a Spanish immigrant (Gael Garcia Bernal) who finds a quick way to make a buck by
joining a drug cartel. Bruce Willis co-stars as a sinister kingpin who wants to see Enrique complete some missions that are very risky. In the meantime he is also in a standoff with another dealer (Jamie Foxx) and his aggressive brother (Mekhi Pfeiffer). Enrique
must overcome several obstacles to make money in the drug ring, such as a suspicious INS agent (Vince Vaughn), a rival (Wes Bentley), and a girlfriend (Alicia Silverstone) who is extremely needy. Michael Gambon, James Spader, and Sissy Spacek star as wealthy
customers who need a fix but try to find the cheapest method.
What the Press Would Say:
Jason Reitman's latest script involves a Spanish immigrant who comes to America and joins a drug ring led by Bruce Willis. A great ensemble cast comes together to make this quirky drug drama become one ofthe best films of the year. Gael Garcia Bernal deserves Best In Show awards as the main character while his rival, played by Wes Bentley, may be one of the creepiest characters ever written. Overall, "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Wealth" is an eye-opening look at the world of immigration and drugs.
Best Director-Steven Soderbergh
Best Actor-Gael Garcia Bernal
Best Supporting Actor-Wes Bentley
Best Original Screenplay-Jason Reitman
Best Film Editing