In the Jaws of Life

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In this romantic drama, two parallel stories about a pair of professional, middle-aged women looking for romance with different degrees of motivation eventually converge at the end -- the twist is that one of the women is fictional. Dunja is a filmmaker writing a television series called "Stephie Cvek in the Jaws of Life" -- about an office clerk and her romantic problems. Stephie is lonely, slightly overweight, and while waiting for Mr. Right, is perfectly willing to have a brief fling with any Mr. Almost Right who is interested -- whether a tough Serb or a wine-loving poet. As Dunja is writing out these scenarios, she herself is turning down offer after offer from the Mr. Almost Rights in her life, a leftist critic among them. Just as Stephie is reaching the conclusion that the man she has always dreamed of was right there all along, Dunja is facing the consequences of her own decisions. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


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