In the Soup

Watch In the Soup

"A comedy about getting in over your head."
  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.1  (4,308)

In the Soup is a 1992 independent film directed and written by Alexandre Rockwell. The movie was received positively by critics and premiered at the Sundance Film festival that year. It stars Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, and Jennifer Beals. The story revolves around Adolfo Rollo (Steve Buscemi), an aspiring filmmaker living in New York City who is struggling to complete his magnum opus, a film titled "Unconditional Love." He is out of work, behind on his rent, and doesn't seem to have much of a future. Adolfo is a dreamer who refuses to give up on his passion for cinema, and despite his numerous setbacks, he continues to believe that one day he will make it big.

One day, he meets a smooth-talking con-man named Joe (Seymour Cassel), who is looking for investors for a scam that he claims will make them both rich. Adolfo initially resists, but eventually, the two become friends, and Joe becomes a mentor figure to Adolfo. Meanwhile, Adolfo falls in love with a beautiful young actress, Angelica (Jennifer Beals), who agrees to star in his film.

As the plot thickens, Adolfo becomes increasingly obsessed with his movie, pouring all his time, money, and energy into it. Along the way, he must navigate the ups and downs of his relationships with Joe and Angelica, each of whom has their own agenda.

The movie is a quirky, off-beat comedy-drama that is both charming and heartwarming. The characters are all unique, and their interactions are often hilarious, yet ultimately poignant. Steve Buscemi gives a standout performance as Adolfo, capturing the character's vulnerability and idealism perfectly. Seymour Cassel, too, is excellent as Joe, striking the perfect balance between charming and shady. Jennifer Beals is also memorable as Angelica, conveying both sensuality and innocence in her role as the romantic lead.

In the Soup is a homage to the golden age of Hollywood, yet it has a distinctly modern sensibility. The film's grainy, black and white visuals add to its indie film vibe and give it a timeless quality. The movie has a clever, witty screenplay, full of snappy one-liners and comedic moments.

One of the movie's strengths is its ability to weave together various threads of the plot into a cohesive whole. The story touches on themes of art, friendship, betrayal, and love, all while keeping the audience entertained with its quirky ensemble cast.

Overall, In the Soup is a charming and engaging film that will appeal to fans of independent cinema. It is a film that is both funny and touching, with a positive message about the importance of following your dreams. The film is known for its rich character development, witty dialogue, and evocative cinematography, making it an essential watch for anyone interested in the history of American indie films.

In the Soup is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

In the Soup
Where to Watch In the Soup
In the Soup is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel and Amazon. Some platforms allow you to rent In the Soup for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (4,308)