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Strange Fits of Passion (2001)

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Sex and the singles scene is a much explored and exploited subject in cinema, particularly in the 1990's. Strange Fits of Passion tries to avoid clichés in narrating a young woman's desperate crusade to lose her virginity. The result is a bittersweet fable in which the protagonist takes the viewer along on her journey through hilarious sexual and social misadventures as she struggles to discover the meaning of sex, love, and desire in a world which is post-modern and post-everything. The first film of actress and stage director Elise McCredie, Strange Fits of Passion was chosen for the International Critics' Week at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

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Cast

Barry Dickins
as Mr. Selditt
Howard Stanley
as Jimmy's Father
Judith Roberts
as Jimmy's Mother
Donni Frizzel
as Boy at Bar
Sim Gray
as Girl at Bar
Tommy Dysart
as Taxi Driver
Tom Healey
as Supermarket Man No. 1
James Wardlaw
as Supermarket Man No. 2
Elizabeth Welch
as Store Detective
Bradley Hulme
as Slick Businessman
Genevieve Morris
as Church Woman
Maude Davey
as Woman in Gay Bookshop
David Lih
as Christian Boy
Paul Bongiovanni
as Nurse No. 1
Libby Stone
as Nurse No. 2
Johanna Hanley
as Hot Dog Customer No. 1
Michael Isaacs
as Hot Dog Customer No. 2
David Schofield
as Jaya's New Man
Jeremy Engelman
as Simon's Other Man
Nik Barker
as Boy in Hot Dog Shop
Natasha Lyne
as Beautiful Young Girl
Eric Kowalewski
as Manson in Soap Opera
Constance Lansberg
as Charity in Soap Opera
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Critic Reviews for Strange Fits of Passion

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

A familiar kind of story that never gets old in the retelling.

Full Review… | March 11, 2003
Offoffoff

Writer-director Elise McCredie has cobbled together a scruffily ingratiating comedy that is enlivened by the attractively natural performances of her cast.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Film Journal International

if you were missing gay suicides in the last decade or so, here's one good reason to catch this farrago.

Full Review… | September 4, 2001

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