Senseless - Movie Synopsis & Plot
SENSELESS follows the comical tribulations of Darryl Witherspoon (Marion Wayans), an impoverished but brilliant economics student on a personal economics mission of his own: to pay his college tuition and earn enough money to keep his single mom and younger brothers and sisters afloat.
So desperate is Darryl to earn the money his loved ones need that he's become a job-a-holic. No job is too outrageous, too ridiculous or too bizarre for the unstoppable Darryl. He'll go to any means to stay one step ahead of the creditors who would undo his and his family's dreams.
But that all could change in a flash. If Darryl wins the annual Smythe-Bates Junior Analyst Competition, he'll immediately join the firm to the tune of $60,000 a year. Enough to change his life forever and accomplish his mission.
But it won't be easy. The competition is fierce, and Darryl will have to battle Stratford's best, brightest and wealthiest, including Scott Thorpe, a banker's son, fraternity snob and brown-noser who is first-in-line with Smythe-Bates seemingly Old Boy CEO, Randall Tyson (Rip Torn.)
The odds are against Darryl landing the Smythe-Bates position from the start. He's so busy with all his other jobs, he hasn't had time to focus on the extracurricular activities that Smythe-Bates wants in their winner. Unlike his privileged classmates, Darryl has not had a moment to join a fraternity or play sports, though his hockey-obsessed roommate Tim (Matthew Lillard) tries to give him a chance on the ice. Nor does Darryl have any corporate connections like Scott Thorpe; in fact, the only banks Darryl makes weekly deposits at are the Blood Bank and the Sperm Bank.
But the thing Darryl does have is the drive and the heart. In the midst of his battle, Darryl agrees to take one more odd job to help out his family. This time he volunteers for a well-paying medical experiment, agreeing to take an untested new drug designed to heighten his every bodily sensation.
The drug provides just the advantage Darryl thinks he needs to take on the snooty Scott Thorpe, win the affections of the classy, gorgeous Janice (Tamara Taylor) and win the ultimate job that will change his family's fortunes. But things spin out of control . . . with a vengeance. At the worst possible moments, without warning, he starts losing his senses-one at a time- rendering him utterly and hilariously "senseless."