In 1995, everyone had a VCR, music was sold in record stores, and the world–wide–web was a new found discovery. Businessman Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) had the perfect life – a beautiful family and a successful career fixing problem companies. And then he met Wayne Beering (Giovanni Ribisi) and Buck Dolby (Gabriel Macht), two genius but troubled men, who had invented the way adult entertainment is sold over the internet. When Jack agrees to help steer their business, he soon finds himself caught between a 23 year–old porn star and the FBI all the while becoming one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of his time. Inspired by a true story that proves business is a lot like sex: getting in is easy, pulling out is hard.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Mr. Gallo, for his part, is content to decorate a fairly conventional, intermittently entertaining crime chronicle with a bit of skin and a soupcon of pop sociology. There must be other ways to learn about pornography on the Internet.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 08.06.2010
Perhaps it's inevitable that this cranked-up drama wants it both ways.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 08.04.2010
This one's coming in under the radar. Keep an eye out...Best of all is Wilson, digging into his juiciest role in years.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 08.04.2010
Middle Men is an anxious film, but not in a good way, in that it doesn't generate suspense so much as dread.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 08.06.2010