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April 24, 2016
Well paced, poignant. Rings true.
October 10, 2010
"Reality is for dreamers."

Forgotten 80's cult movie, supposedly Quentin Tarantino was a big fan. Eclectic cast includes Tom Hulce (Animal House), Susan Dey (Partridge Family), Michael Bowen (whom Tarantino cast in both Jackie Brown and Kill Bill), Tim Carey (in his last movie), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Cheech Marin, and John Paragon (best known as a recurring character on Seinfeld, whom with his "partner" always terrorize Kramer, questioning why he isn't wearing his AIDS ribbon and stealing the armoire he was guarding).

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½ April 16, 2009
There's a lot of good humor here and you're left feeling as if you've been eavesdropping on some particularly fascinating next-door neighbors.
½ April 13, 2008
Watchable, just about, like a TV movie of Channel 5.
December 29, 2007
the sites are so familiar.. too bad the movie is suck.
July 16, 2007
Likeable film about some LA residents trying to make the big time...but going nowhere fast
October 18, 2006
Flawed but interesting. This film looks at three disparate individuals who all live in Los Angeles, each with their own dreams and ambitions. Susan Dey is the woman at the centre of attention, the other two men desperately wanting her affections. When she gets a job as a stripper she has to deal with the exploitation of the industry, as well worrying about what affect it might have on her young son.

Stringing it all together is a sort of love triangle - one man wanting her for her body, the other wanting a more meaningful relationship but of course, it's the strong, athletic good-looking one who only wants her for sex but takes her to bed. That's perhaps the problem - the film thinks it's more unique than it is. It doesn't use comedy as well as it could have, and the most interesting relationship that concerns Dey's young son, is totally under-developed.
August 2, 2006
Susan Dey has rarely been more appealing. Tom Hulce is surprisingly good at romantic comedy. Not too bad, a little slow moving, but the characters interact well but it lacks pizzazz.
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