We have all been there. We go into McDonalds and get a burger only to get a squashed mess that looks nothing like what they show us on TV. Same thing happens to Michael Douglas in this film and like us, he is not happy with this.
Only difference is he has a gun.
That pretty much sets the tone for the entire film
This film is a spot-on social commentary about a man slowly descending into madness on a single day as he tries to make his way home. He just wants to be left alone but unfortunately he meets a lot of confrontational people who think they can bully him around. I'm sure we can all say we've met some of these people at some point in our lives, but Michael Douglass fights back and although initially you feel he is a man who is only standing up for injustice, he gets more and more extreme along the way, slowly crossing the line and becoming a dangerous criminal.
Another plot running alongside this story is Robert Duvall's retiring police officer who on Douglas' trail. Along the way he reviews his career decisions and feels he still has some unresolved business with the force.
These two stories work well together and make the final confrontation between the two all the more compelling.
This film will make you laugh and it will make you think. It will stick with you for a long time.