All the Sad Young Men

By robbiefreeling | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog August 15, 2006 at 8:38AM

All the Sad Young Men


It's a good year for Dillon-heads, apparently, if there ever were such a thing. (And God, why would there be?). Nevertheless, following on the flatfooted heels of his Oscar-nominated work as the racist, molesting, but human-because-he-also-takes-care-of-his-sick-dad-and-isn't-life-ironic LA cop, Dillon takes up the Mickey Rourke mantle to embody Bukowski surrogate Henry Chinaski in an adaptation of the "fringe" author's Factotum.

For three different takes on the film, check out this RS sausage-fest roundup on indieWIRE , in which Factotum is described as everything from "likeable" to "diverting" to "bologna on rye."