Funny title, not so funny movie. That would be writer-director Jordan Galland's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead," an ambitious satire of Shakespeare, vampires, small theater, Tom Stoppard, serial womanizing, cops and more that starts off feeling clever and original but turns silly and diffused as its convoluted story spins out.
Jake Hoffman (Dustin's son) stars as Julian Marsh, a slacker living in the office of his doctor-father, who exits longtime unemployment to direct a quirky — to say the least — knockoff of "Hamlet," written by the preternaturally pale Theo Horrace ( John Ventimiglia). Julian quasi-dooms his best friend Vince (a game Kris Lemche) and ex-girlfriend Anna ( Devon Aoki) by casting them in the off-Broadway play only to discover that he's actually a pawn in a 2,000-year-old grudge match between Theo — a vampire — and the "real" Hamlet ( Joey Kern), who it turns out is also a vampire. Who knew?