Eighteen-year-old Ronna, accompanied by reluctant partner-in-crime and fellow supermarket checkout clerk Claire, is desperately looking to score some rent money before she's evicted. Simon, an impulsive Brit, is driving a stolen car with buddy Marcus during a no-holds-barred night of partying on the Las Vegas strip. Adam and Zack, a pair of TV stars, find themselves in the middle of a real-life drug sting-and a very creepy Christmas dinner.
Where are we? Who are these people?
Welcome to the edgy comedy GO, in which the misadventures of a group of young people collide in Los Angeles' raucous underground scene.
Set over a 24-hour period in L.A. and Las Vegas, this unconventionally structured comedy is told from the decidedly off-center perspectives of three parties involved in the outrageous events that surround a botched drug deal: a duo of down-on-their-luck supermarket checkout girls, a pair of soap opera actors and an impetuous British expatriate-all of whom discover they are in way over their heads. In the midst of this wild ride, we learn about everything from the possible advantages of multi-level marketing to the techniques of tantric lovemaking to how to make a fast buck at a rave with a little ingenuity and a box of cold medicine.
Faced with eviction on Christmas Eve, supermarket clerk Ronna (Polley) attempts to broker her first drug deal, filling in for co-worker-and moonlighting dealer-Simon (Askew), who's off to Vegas with friends. It should be easy; all Ronna has to do is score 20 hits of ecstasy from Simon's dealer Todd Gaines (Olyphant), then turn around and sell it for a profit to Adam (Wolf) and Zack (Mohr), two good looking guys she met at the supermarket checkout who couldn't be nicer.
Needless to say, complications arise. Before long, buddy Claire (Holmes) is left as human collateral at Todd's apartment and pal Mannie (Bexton) is hallucinating. As for Ronna, she will come face to face with a drug sting, one very pissed-off dealer and the taillights of a speeding Miata before the night is over...
...Branching off from Ronna's tale, we follow Simon's trip to Las Vegas with three of his buddies. When two out of four are sidelined early on with food poisoning (tip: never eat the shrimp at an all-you-can-eat buffet in Sin City), Simon and the ever-rational Marcus (Diggs) are left to their own devices.
Charming and affable, but with an almost magnetic ability to attract trouble, Simon soon has them facing charges of arson, grand theft auto and attempted murder. As they flee from Las Vegas, with enraged strip club owner Victor Sr. (Freeman) on their tail, we learn important lessons about the physics of large cars in narrow alleys...
ADAM AND ZACK
...Retracing elements of Ronna's adventure, we learn the back story of Adam and Zack, who are not cops but rather soap opera actors busted for drug possession. Forced to assist in a drug sting run by the creepy Burke (Fichtner), tensions between them escalate. As the night unfolds, Adam and Zack find themselves at a bizarre Christmas Eve celebration with Burke and his oddball wife Irene (Krakowski), and find their destinies intertwined with Ronna's ... for better or worse.blog comments powered by Disqus
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