Out of Order is the dark, witty story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of writer Mark Colm (Stoltz), who aspires to make art with his wife, Lorna (Huffman). Their latest projec... more »t ? a script for an A-list director (Bogdanovich) ? is complicated by Lorna?s battle with clinical depression. She begins to self-medicate with Steven (Macy), a washed-up producer. Mark has always remained faithful to Lorna despite a wandering eye and blatant come-ons from a school mom, Annie (Bateman). He finds himself becoming obsessed with sexy soccer mom Danni (Dickens). Wanting to be a good man, but finding himself longing to stray, Mark realizes that he is guilty of the crime of being human.« less
Gordon T. (drdrue) from BREA, CA Reviewed on 5/10/2008...
Not the quality of movie I would expect with the fine cast on characters. I would rate it a 2/5
Don't blame Showtime
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The two reviews before mine say that Out of Order was one of the best shows on tv but complain that only the pilot episode is on the dvd. The reason for this has nothing to do with Showtime being greedy. The pilot is also owned by Hallmark, the other episodes are not. Hallmark has a distribution deal with a large video chain (rhymes with RockLuster), so it had to be done this way. If this DVD does well the remaining episodes will follow. This pilot received rave reviews (and made the NY Times list of Best 10 programs of 2003) and should not be penalized because only the pilot is available (so far.) The pilot stands alone and is awesome. Check it out."
Great show - why just the movie??
S. Reagan | Maryland | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you noticed ALL the reviews are good but people are giving lower stars because all the shows are not on the DVD. Write Showtime and complain, don't lower the star rating of the actual movie because of it. I loved this series and Dead Like Me. Neither one was ever given a chance. If HBO ran either one of these two, they would be major hits!!"
Out Of Order.. ? incomplete is more accurate !
D. Alves | New Jersey | 09/15/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was so excited when I saw this title released on DVD. I then foolishly puchased it not knowing they ruined it, and released it as a poor mini-movie of the Showtime series. I still cannot believe how Showtime butchered this wonderful series into to 90 odd minutes of total garbage. Is it any wonder why Showtime always places a distant second to HBO on all of their productions ?"
Heavily edited version of the original
Scott Burkett | Lewisberry, PA USA | 08/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While the basic story is till there, and it is quite interesting, what is available here could show on NBC. If you're looking for the original, full-length version, this isn't it! It's not just 'edited for content'....several complete scenes are missing."