Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Cappuccino takes place for the most part in an Australian coffee house, where a quartet of aspiring actors confer on a regular basis. John Clayton moonlights as a cabbie and a mediocre comedian; Rowena Wallace, Clayton's ex-lover, has had some moderate stage success; Jeanie Dryden (wife of Anthony Bowman, the film's director) is a naive newcomer who never gets a break; and Barry Quin is a onetime soap-opera star who'll do anything for publicity. There really isn't much of a plot, save for a wisp of continuity involving Clayton's discovery of an incriminating videotape in his cab. Cappuccino maintains an air of comic authenticity throughout, in that its cast is comprised of genuine struggling actors. The film was adroitly filmed on a minuscule budget in Sydney, Australia.
actor, cab-driver, coffee-house, naivete, video-tape, publicity, friendship, slice-of-life