I am not sure why this movie was made. Someone bought the rights to a book by an L A Times columnist and had the wherewithall to get it produced. Nothing happens. A middle class guy befriends a homeless man who was a music school dropout and who is schizophrenic. He convinces him to go to a shelter. End of movie. However, the acting is brilliant.
I saw the trailer on the "Tropic Thunder" DVD, and thought it was a gag, there were so many cliches in it.