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Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other. Written by
Maggie and Sam use a "camera obscura" to spy on Linda and Anton. The images they watch frequently are panned and zoomed, much like a modern video camera. But when we see Maggie and Sam, they are watching the images and not controlling the camera obscura. It is simply in a fixed position. See more »
[watching Anton and Linda on the camera obscura, without sound, Sam and Maggie ad-lib their conversation with French accents]
Look, my darling, I wanted to show you how well my hands fit on top of my knees, and also to give you a little...
Get away from me. Get away from me, please. You are rude.
Oh, but I love you, my little lamb. I must have you. My love is throbbing at quite a fevered cadence.
But you cannot have me. My love is reserved for another.
You cannot mean...?
Yes! The Milky Way Man!
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This is a romantic comedy with a rather hard edge, or, to put it differently, a European-style farce with a too cushy ending.
Apparently, this film was conceived as a Meg Ryan vehicle, i.e. as a product suitable for her established screen persona. This was a mistake. The cast choice (and the marketing) make the outcome of the film blatantly obvious and that takes away too much suspense from the viewing experience. Also, the film makers did not have the courage to bring the misfortunes heaped upon Anton Depeaux (played very well by Tcheky Karyo) to their logical conclusion. It's designed as a chick-flick and thus everyone's gotta be happy at the end. A more emotionally ambiguous ending could have turned this into something special.
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