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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night. As this 'first date' plays out, the audience is guided through a mental minefield of disappointment, desolation, and desperation. Their conversation, with its awkward 'small talk', slowly reveals their unhappy lives.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Voices Carry
Written by Michael Hausman, Joseph Pesce and Aimee Mann
Performed by 'Til Tuesday
Published by Intersong, USA
(Warner-Chappell Music)
Courtesy Epic Records
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Incredible movie
15 January 1999 | by (new orleans, louisiana) – See all my reviews

This movie may not appeal to all people (as I see from another comment) but was a great, biting, black movie with A+ dialogue. It brings you into the lives of two people, who are not all they appear to be. Tom Noonan is a brilliant screen writer. It is a one-room setting, like a play, but reels you in regardless (like Lifeboat). If you don't appreciate dialogue and the idiosyncrasies of human nature, you will not appreciate this movie.


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