Oscar is a down-and-out actor with few successes to his name. Having given himself a year to break into his profession, he mostly knocks around with his oldest friend, Charlie. Appalled to discover that he is the ‘chubby funny’ best friend type, Oscar is determined to change his fortunes. Oscar’s problem, though, is that he tends to blame everyone except himself. Roger Michell’s tragic, frequently hilarious take on the acting game, self belief, and the (im)perfect bloody mary will frequently have you crying with laughter. But not in the way Oscar might like.