欧内斯特（迈克尔·珊农 Michael Shannon 饰）同儿子杰罗姆（柯蒂·斯密特-麦菲 Kodi Smit-McPhee 饰）、女儿马莉（艾丽·范宁 Elle Fanning 饰）一起过着相依为命的生活，虽然经济拮据生活清苦，但一家人好歹紧紧的联结在一次，互相支撑着，鼓励着。 欧内斯特拿出了家里最后的一点点钱买了一头机器骡子，他和杰罗姆牵着骡子给在山上工作的矿工们运送口粮，以此获得报酬维持生计，可以这么说，这头破败不堪的骡子是全家人最后的希望了。费莱姆（尼古拉斯·霍尔特 Nicholas Hoult 饰）一直将欧内斯特一家人视作眼中钉肉中刺，只因为他们目前居住的那一片土地曾经属于自己的父亲。这一次，费莱姆将复仇的目标放到了落单的马莉的身上。
A comic celebration of dreamers and their dreams, LIVING IN OBLIVION is the second film written and directed by Tom DiCillo. With a tone that teeters somewhere between Kafka and the Marx Brothers, it chronicles the hilarious misadventures of a group of people who have joined together to accomplish one of the most difficult goals imaginable - the making of a low-budget independent film. With an innovative and surprising structure that shifts fluidly between the movie being made and those making it, the film offers a rare and accurate -- if comically heightened -- look behind-the-scenes, with the people who make the scenes. How they make them -- and the fact that they manage to make them at all -- is what LIVING IN OBLIVION is all about.Starring Steve Buscemi as director Nick Reve, LIVING IN OBLIVION highlights a day on the set of Nick's film where everything that could possibly go wrong, actually does. Struggling against ever-escalating odds to maintain his integrity and his sanity, Nick is both helped and hindered by his bumbling, if well-intentioned crew, headed by his cinematographer Wolf (Dermot Mulroney), a cameraman whose leather gear suggests that he is more inspired by Billy Idol than Sven Nykvist; a leading lady, Nicole (Catherine Keener), a talented but neurotic actress who is involved in a romance and a rivalry with her leading man, Chad Palomino (James Le Gros); an iron-willed assistant director, Wanda (Danielle Von Zerneck); and, for the first time ever on-screen, a Gaffer.
这是一部典型的美国英雄主义电影。香港回归前夕，国际恐怖组织和香港的造假巨头准备抢在回归前完成一项走私活动――将一批香港生产的内藏微型炸弹的假冒名牌V6牛仔裤偷运到美国。幸好美国中情局及早察觉了恐怖分子的计划，于是先后派出了特工哈利（保罗?索尔维诺 Paul Sorvino 饰）、汤米（罗伯?施奈德 Rob Schneider 饰）和凯伦（莱拉?罗尚 Lela Rochon 饰）前往香港调查。 不料道高一尺魔高一丈，中情局的特工来到香港后先后和局里失去联系身陷囫囵。中情局无奈之下，只好请香港警方出面帮忙调查。香港警方在v6牛仔裤香港供货商马库斯（尚格?云顿 Jean-Claude Van Damme 饰）的帮助下，展开了一场惊心动魄的反恐行动。