is a strange collection of disjoint scenes that work in a rather insular way but never form a cohesive work. There are surely funny, worthwile moments and performances. Nicky Katt makes the film almost worth seeing by himself as an overbearing hack of an actor portraying a modern CEO style workaholic Adolf Hitler.
The goal of the film seems to be about how the lines between film and reality blur for people in the movie industry. There is a movie within a movie within the movie which is itself a movie about the movie (that's four layers if you are scoring at home, and in one the events of Soderberg's film The Limey
are taking place). One of the gags is that Brad Pitt is Brad Pitt, no matter which layer you are in. It may have some profound meaning to those "in the business" but mostly it just seems insular and self-satisfied. The film does score points for great performances (like Katt's) from David Hyde Pierce, Blair Underwood and Catherine Keener. The sum of the parts however is just less.