Damn close. I NEVER forget movies, so this one really bugged me.
But as I said in my earlier post, I knew it was a respected Chinese director, about five years old, set in San Fran and Vegas and shot on digital. So I typed this into Google:
digital film internet boom sex vegas san francisco
And up first came "Center of the World" by Wayne Wang. 2001. Peter Sarsgaard and Molly Parker. And look at that...screenplay by Ms. Miranda July.
My, I have good taste.
I recommend it. And now that I know the actors from their recent work, I'm going to see it again myself.
Hey, another one many people missed last year was "Mean Creek." Fabulous performances, and a Nichols winning screenplay.