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 »
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>
Unique blend of comedy and pathos pulls audience back and forth.
I really loved this movie. The situation is easy to relate to, at least at the beginning. These two office workers are lonely and want to find someone, but each is struggling with "how to begin" and "what to reveal." I laughed at each of the characters and felt sorrow for each of them as well. The climax, I believe, is her monologue about the children's book she is writing. She delivers a fine performance, and Mr. Noonan's response is perhaps that of the audience. I shifted in my seat, peering into a soul perverted by anxiety and solitude. In one final coup, however, Noonan leaves us hanging, with the man more interested in trying again than the woman. Nice. I was never bored with this film, not once.
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