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Denise Calls Up (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  29 March 1996 (USA)
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A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by ... See full summary »

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Frank Oliver
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Barbara Gorton
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Martin Weiner
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Gail Donelly
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Jerry Heckerman
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Linda
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Denise Devaro
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Sharon, Gail's Aunt
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Dalton Philips, cab driver (as Jean LaMarre)
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Jerry as a Little Boy
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A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully...via phone and fax. Martin gets a telephone call from someone he's never met. It's Denise, with some extraordinary news. Tapping away at his computer all the while, he develops a sort of friendship with Denise...via phone. And so it goes as the friends, tap, tap, tapping away, share news, hopes, and dreams...via phone and fax. Finally Gale has an unfortunate encounter with a phone, Denise has some more news for Martin, and Frank plans a gala New Year's Eve party, but will he answer the door? Written by Helen Stavrou <h.stavrou@agora.stm.it>

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Barbara Gorton: He was so sweet in the beginning - sending little love faxes all the time.
Linda: Yeah, well now it's "moan, groan, dial tone", right?
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Written by Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth (as Ruth Ellen Ellsworth)
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A Fable About Individualism and Solitude of the Modern Men and Women
6 June 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A group of New Yorkers just have contact through telephone, fax and Internet. The conversation among them are only through telephone. The foods are ordered by telephone. Even sex is made by telephone. They are not able to go to the funeral of a common friend, or to join in a restaurant, or even to open the door for the others in a party. A creative critic to the individualism and solitude of the contemporary human beings. The difficulties of having a relationship and interact with another persons is presented in this acid comedy. A great work of edition, in a movie not indicated for all tastes. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Denise Está Chamando' (`Denise Is Calling')


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