In the mood for a good movie about real estate (as I was the the other night)?
Unfortunately, “Glengarry Glen Ross” isn’t it.
Either a good movie, or about real estate (oddly enough).
Instead, the 1992 movie — adapted by David Mamet from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play — is about the cutthroat environment and high pressure sales tactics employed by the denizens of a nondescript boiler room (and the human costs of same).
Which would be OK, if most of the repetitive dialogue — uttered by the likes of Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, and Alan Arkin — wasn’t variations on, “How the $%@! do you expect me to sell these $%#! leads?? I can’t close these $%@&! leads. Give me some $%@#! good leads!”
And so on.
After about 30 minutes or so, it grew tiresome and I turned it off.
Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey round out the stellar-but-squandered cast.