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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
When Sam goes into his Linda's building for the first time it is daylight. He is in the building for no more than a few moments (Anton is still yelling) when Sam is suddenly back out on the street and it is long past sunset. See more »
[hearing Anton and Linda screaming with ecstasy]
No, she's not like that! She likes to make love quiet and slow and gentle...
Are you kidding? That girl of yours is a carnival ride!
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Walk Away Renee
Written by Mike Lookofsky (aka Mike Brown), Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli
Performed by The Left Banke
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Inc.
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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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