Adapted from Chris Millis' 2001 novel, this grim comedy relates the quirky saga of Franklin Franklin (Matt Lucas), a neurotic, overfed Los Angeles man subsisting on regular deliveries of cassette tapes from his institutionalized brother (James Marsden) while he spies on his neighbor, a stripper (Juno Temple). The accidental murder of his landlord soon arouses the interest of an arson investigator (Billy Crystal). With Peter Stormare, James Caan, Amanda Plummer, and Rosie Perez. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.