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Somebody to Love (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 September 1996 (USA)
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Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerardo Mejía ...
Armando (as Gerardo)
Steven Randazzo ...
Samuel Fuller ...
Helena ...
Taxi Dancer
Taxi Dancer
Angel Aviles ...
Taxi Dancer
Lorelei Leslie ...
Taxi Dancer
Julie Shannon ...
Taxi Dancer


Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »




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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguien a quien amar  »

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Innovative and often somber tale of 3 lonely characters
4 November 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I didn't really mean to watch it. I really stumbled over it, saw Keitel's name and thought "This must be interesting!". And Keitel, as usual, doesn't fail you. Surprisingly, Perez does very well on her own, and the cute ex-Kid from Fame Michael DeLorenzo is really good, in a role that demands that he doesn't know how to dance... Ironic, considering he was one of the lead dancers in that 80's series. Anyway, these 3 characters go through the he-loves-her-who-loves-another routine, through very unusual twist or events (for one - a Hollywood rich producer has a car accident right after Perez has left Keitel's house - well, he threw her out - and after making Perez think that he IS the dream she always waited for - that rich guy dies on her - is that a normal plot-driving scene or what?)and quite a few "moments", as the Biscuit from Aly Mcbeal's would say. This is one to watch, just so you really get into the very thought provoking scenes. I recommend this for every movie lover. It's not an action flick, it's not a normal washy-washy picture either. It's a harsh look at people's despair and how in the end, when all the chips are down, we are left to deal with things on our own... Tarantino and Rockwell went on to do Four Rooms, yet another psycho fun-and-deep black comedy. Take that out as long as you're in the video store.

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