Virgil (Frederick J. Todd) studies writing in college, and he has high
hopes to have his latest story published, but there's one obstacle in his
way to get it over to the right literary agent, and that's his writing
professor Laymen (Timothy J. Cox), to whom the story needs to be
submitted. Virgil hopes a submission in person will do the trick, but not
only does Laymen show little interest in actually reading Virgil's work,
he's also more than happy to rip Virgil a second asshole, mentally ...
which is when Laymen's daughter Gwen (Emerson Adams) stops by, who just
happens to be the literary agent in question. And seeing the professor
talk with his daughter gives Virgil an idea how to better his odds ...
Sisyphus Unbound is actors' cinema, it's a battle of wills,
reflected not so much in action but in dialogue and of course in the
actors' performances that add the proper substory to the tale - and thanks
to a strong ensemble, carried by a suitably subtle directorial effort,
this works out rather beautifully, turning what's basically a simple
straightforward story into a suspenseful and exciting little film.