The setup posits Ruffalo as Alex, a painter/pizza guy who's on the verge of making it big -- or so he thinks. After vocally quitting his job, Alex finds his show cancelled and his life on hold. Soon enough his model girlfriend has dumped him and he's living in a ramshackle apartment building populated by weirdos (dude in a robe constantly, stripper in a variety of costumes), and fate eventually lands him in the arms of the girl across the hall, a former soldier named Lori (Ulrich). Alex and Lori have absolutely nothing in common. In a nutshell, he's a pretentious asshole and she's barely functional in modern society, lacking even a basic understanding of three-syllable vocabulary words.
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