Brutally boring road movie revolving around a feckless karaoke singer (Jon Gries), his unbeneficial manager (Garrett Morris), and a sententious unseen narrator (Patrick Bauchau): "Observation and perception are two separate things." Mark and Michael Polish, the twin brothers responsible for Twin Falls, Idaho (co-writing it while Michael alone was directing it), have lost no time in paying homage to themselves -- or in other words, in getting carried away with themselves -- by identifying the titular town of Jackpot, Nv., as "just south of Twin Falls." (Another in-joke: country singer Mac Davis has a cameo role as a karaoke contestant who can't be persuaded to perform the Mac Davis hit, "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.") Shot in not-bad digital video, but not-good, either. With Daryl Hannah, Peggy Lipton, Crystal Bernard, Anthony Edwards. 2001.

Duncan Shepherd

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