Starring award-winning musician Coolio in his latest film alongside Mark Greenfield, Kenneth McGregor, Rocio Verdejo and C. Clayton Blackwell….a dark comedy about blue-collar deadbeats that work in a mattress store and plot to kill somebody – you know, for money.
Few things in life are more depressing than being stuck in a hopeless, dead-end job at a mattress store in a decaying urban strip mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and uncouth sales force behind Affordable Mattress. The pair spend their days at Affordable Mattress, shifting around unsold inventory, taking smoke breaks, washing windows, and middling with employees from other stores in the strip mall. The story resembles a Bartleby of sorts, but absent Paul Scofield is the store’s irritable manager Preston (Kenneth McGregor), the comic relief who relieves his endless frustration with verbal abuse bluntly aimed at his miserable employees. How they remain employed is anyone’s guess, which forms the parallel to the Herman Melville story. Desperate to improve sales, Preston hires a pretty woman named Isabelle (Rocìo Verdejo) to help sell mattresses. Isabelle turns out to be just what the enterprise needs to stay afloat, and quickly makes friends with Manny, Rob and Martin (C. Clayton Blackwell), the dim-witted gift shop attendant who works next door… READ MORE