Four twenty-something women, crammed into a small Manhattan apartment, have dead end jobs (or no job) and overdue rent. They discover cash and self esteem when they set up an illegal bookie... See full summary »
Four twenty-something women, crammed into a small Manhattan apartment, have dead end jobs (or no job) and overdue rent. They discover cash and self esteem when they set up an illegal bookie joint in their kitchen. Suddenly they can pay their bills; they imagine joining the middle class; they even make corporate donations to charity. The film also explores their relationships with men, most of whom are unfit for anything lasting, and with their mothers, who appear in surreal, imagined conversations with their daughters. Written by
Funny, clever and accurate portrayal of a group of broke, desperate female roommates who resort to illegal tactics in attempt to survive in NYC.
Very amusing in it's depiction of life for a group of twenty something young women roommates in Manhattan who can't find jobs any of them can stand, can't manage their romantic relationships and all suffer from crushing debt. Their eventual shift to "a life of crime" - well, being bookies anyway, is fresh and interesting. To criticize that the bookie aspect of the film is not "realistic", is to miss the point entirely. This film hits the mark on the struggle to live and thrive in Manhattan under difficult circumstances. Production values are low as I understand this was an indie feature.
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