Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this low-budget drama, Eddie (John Jenkins) and Billy (Chris Mulkey) are two regular-guy mechanics whose ambitions in life don't go far beyond drinking a few beers and shooting a few rounds of pool. However, both sometimes think that something is missing from their existence, and they occasionally talk about leaving their old lives behind and starting over. One night, Eddie buys a Great Dane as a pet for his young son, which sparks an argument with his wife; Eddie packs a bag and decides to stay with Billy for a while, and before long, the two decide that they should pull up stakes and move to another town. Loose Ends began as a student film co-directed by David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak, both of whom went on to careers working in television; Morris also directed the well-regarded independent film Purple Haze.
boredom, committed-relationship, divorce, family-separation, marital-problems, marriage, on-the-road, pool [billiards]