Comedy starring Jeff Bridges as small-town loser Andy Sargentee. Broke, unemployed, and having seen all of his get-rich-quick schemes come to nothing, Andy has to sit back and watch while his ex-wife marries a rich businessman who can provide Andy's son with all the things he wants. Surrounded by his deadbeat friends, Andy suddenly hits on the perfect way to make his fortune - filming his own porno feature.
Unable to hold down a steady job, Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges) becomes an adult filmmaker in a bid to get rich quick. When his ex-wife remarries into money, his pride his hurt and he wants to spoil their son in an attempt to show her what shes missing. On hand to lend a hand are friends, Barney (Tim Blake Nelson), Otis (William Fichtner), Moose (an uncharacteristically camp Ted Danson) and Some Idiot (played with understated dignity by Joe Pantoliano). The Moguls
is a quirky, light-hearted romp that has its fill of awkward moments and sexual innuendo, in a similar vein to The Independent
(starring Jerry Stiller as a failed B-movie director). The comedy payoff comes from seeing the residents of Butterface Field--a sleepy town thats supposed to represent Middle America--react to the seemingly incongruous task of putting together an adult movie. Jeff Bridges revisits the hippy side he displayed so brilliantly in The Big Lebowski
, this time in the form of Andy Sargentee, a well-intentioned director of adult movies.