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An enigmatic, intellectually playful farce played with ironic understatement, Hartley's austere film was shot on the cheap with a handsome, restrained style and directed with an approach straddling verbal slapstick and modernist irony. Shelly mixes the goofy, obsessive distractions of a screwball heroine with smarts, determination, and hardball negotiating skills, while Burke's quiet calm and confidence radiates warmth and sincerity even while playing the loner. Hartley explores the line between truth and rumor, and he takes satirical swipes at the culture of cash and contracts--yet for all his irony he remains an optimist. For all its hip '90s attitude, the unbelievable truth is that Hartley is a romantic at heart. --Sean Axmaker
Adrienne Shelly was a great actress.its a shame what happened to her.Published 8 days ago by lee w winters
This review is an excerpt from my book "Killer B's: The 237 Best Movies On Video You've (Probably) Never Seen," which is available as an ebook on Amazon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Scott Apel
gave up looking for this on DVD long ago....and then i remembered it. Great filmPublished 2 months ago by Mark C.
Love the movie - but the quality is no "blu-ray". It's more like a clean VHS Copy than a true hi-def blu-ray movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steve K
I got sucked in by the reviews, and having seen some other Hartley movies, I had high hopes. I don't know how many of the lines I winched at, but the cliches were flying fast, some... Read morePublished 8 months ago by jeffreycc
This film was made in 1989. It was compared to Woody Allen's work at the time because it was quirky, funny, profound and filled with zingy one liners throughout. Read morePublished 9 months ago by carol irvin
This is a great first film! I would put it up there with Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have it" and Jim Jarmusch's "Stanger Than Paradise"
I am just kind of stunned... Read more
Have enjoyed this since it first came out. Fun for a group who have seen it. Like Rocky cult classic.Published 15 months ago by Jimmer
Wow, I was so glad I ordered this treasure to have forever. It was quickly delivered, at a wonderful price, and a perfect product.Published 21 months ago by Maddie Swenson