Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Special Edition DVD)
The Special Edition DVD comes packed with extras, including a Behind the Scenes at Sundance webcast, Cast and Crew Commentary, writer/director Madeleine Olnek's short films Hold Up (Official Sundance Selection 2006) and Countertransference (Official Sundance Selection 2009), and more. Also includes closed captions for the hearing impaired.
In 'Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same,' Madeleine Olnek's witty ode to urban love and shoestring sci-fi, a lonely Manhattanite and an exiled extraterrestrial find inter-species contentment...this enormously likable movie keeps sexual politics on the back burner and the universal search for connection front and center...A clever subplot involving the odd-couple relationship of two government agents - as well as actual news footage of a 2010 UFO scare in Chelsea - cements the lighthearted tone. Ed Wood would have been proud. --Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times
Sweet, funny, clever comedy...'Codependent' could pass as a family film, given the right family. The pic's seat-of-the-pants aesthetic recalls 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and the interplanetary paranoia of its genre; the odd-couple romance (and a scene near the Queensboro Bridge) suggests Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'; the parallel storyline of two governments agents is a little bit 'X-Files.' But Olnek's sensibility is singular, and the work of the cast -- notably the sweet-faced Haas and the hilariously robotic Ziegler -- make for a movie that seeks, and earns, affection. --John Anderson, Variety
Top Customer Reviews
Fellow aliens Zylar (Jackie Monahan) and Barr (Cynthia Kaplan) try their hand at the urban dating world, but after several unsuccessful attempts at dating earthling women, they fall into a relationship with each other. All the while, `men in black' are keeping an eye on the alien women from a distance.
Madeleine Olnek has created a hilarious satire of the pitfalls experienced in the NYC dating scene, while making an obvious nod to Ed Wood and 1950′s B movies with the film's black and white portrayal and suitably cheesy props.
The interactions between Zoinx and Jane are particularly humorous (imagine a lesbian version of `Mork and Mindy') as Jane tries to work out Zoinx's strange mating practices and forms of affection.
Author of the 2013 Lesbian Film Guide
wonderful cinematography, acting and humor. it's worth a watch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The title was what got my attention when I saw it on Netflix. I laughed my butt off at several scenes. Great little low budget movie!Published 18 months ago by Talavai
I haven't laughed this hard in a long time! It was great and I'm recommending it to my dad!Published 19 months ago by Hayley
This is a great movie. Anyone can identify with it. I own it myself and bought this copy for a friend. She has watched it already and loved it as well.Published on January 9, 2014 by Ann M Schroeder