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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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Written by Michael Hausman, Joseph Pesce and Aimee Mann
Performed by 'Til Tuesday
Published by Intersong, USA
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Courtesy Epic Records
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27 November 2005 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

I can't say if it is a good or bad movie, but what I believe is that it is a real life movie: I must know it, it describes what many of us have lived in real life, actually, it is a mirror image of many lives. I do not mean by that I am some dysfunctional guy, but everybody has a little of that. You should watch it; it is possible that you may find yourself re-living some personal experience. It is not a typical Hollywood movie, it is a rather practical and real life experience that as you watch you begin feeling as if some knew about you and made it a movie. I watched this movie with my wife and she kept on joking about how similar the story was with our first dates.


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