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The film is crummily structured, with a bunch of random flashbacks to past missed opportunities and miscommunications, but the story really goes off the rails with a subplot involving Robert Pastorelli playing a friend of the guys who's a ``spiritual womanizer.
He goes off the rails, running away from home, getting drunk and stealing a car.
GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI is braced for losing his job this month if Ireland's World Cup push goes off the rails.