|2003||94 Min||Science Fiction . Mystery . Drama . Comedy|
Struggling actor John Person agrees to drive a blue suitcase from Los Angeles to the small town of Baker, Calif., and hand it over to a mysterious cowboy in return for having his credit card debt of $27,000 paid off. Upon his arrival, John can't find the cowboy but receives an ominously head-shaped package he's supposed to hang onto. While waiting, John gets close to Ruthie, whose psychotic boyfriend, Randy, keeps threatening to kill him.
|Actors:||Jon Gries , Bud Cort , Melora Walters , Sean Bean , Kelsey Grammer , Daryl Hannah , Rachael Leigh Cook , Joey Lauren Adams , Jon Favreau , Adam Beach|
Has a seductive easiness (which may not be for everyone, but it works), a laid-back yet ever-so-slightly portentous score and a wonderful sense of place.Los Angeles Times Full Review
More amiable than laugh-out-loud funny, the film pokes along, buoyed by the motel's bright Hawaiian color scheme, and a moonlit desert finale that's awfully pretty.L.A. Weekly Full Review
Hobbled by uninspired stabs at cleverness and surreal narrative curlicues, The Big Empty goes nowhere, replete with a question mark of an ending that isn't worth answering.Variety Full Review