This dramedy directed by Ron Howard features Michael Keaton as Henry Hackett, an overworked, underpaid reporter for a struggling New York City newspaper. Hackett is wooed by a more stable paper to take a better position with higher pay, and his wife Martha (Marisa Tomei) is very pregnant. When his paper gets a hot legal scoop, will Henry stay by his ill publisher Bernie's (Robert Duvall) side, or will he take the new opportunity?
This film takes place in a 24 hour span. The events of the film follows different characters and their experiences throughout their entire day. The film was produced by Brian Grazer who also produced the hit television show, "24", which also similarly follows different characters over a 24 hour span.
What do you think I'm trying to do?. Look, I got news for you. I'm not locked up in the men's room with a cop because it's a good time. Frankly, I've had better times, okay? I'm here because I think the story is wrong. Is it? Is it? If you have something, give it to me now, but don't stand there and act coy and say "Fuck you", because, quite frankly, it's a waste of all of our time. And you know what? I don't have any more time. I have no more fucking time. I need it fucking today, I need it right now!