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How important is the truth when falling in love? Bella is a Manhattan café waitress, about to turn 35, stuck in a long-term affair going nowhere. Paul is a widower, facing old age alone. ... See full summary »

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Bella (as Anna Thomson)
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Bruno
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Emily
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Paul
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Sherry-Lynn
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Seymour
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Vitka (as Angelica Torn)
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Bella's Mother
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Jesse
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Leo
Irma St. Paule ...
Mary-Beth (as Irma St. Paul)
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How important is the truth when falling in love? Bella is a Manhattan café waitress, about to turn 35, stuck in a long-term affair going nowhere. Paul is a widower, facing old age alone. Bella's mother sets her up with Bruno, a novelist/cabbie who likes to bed-hop and whose ex-wife expects their two children to stay with him for awhile. While Bruno learns some maturity from his young daughter, Paul answers a personals ad placed by a "widow, 60." The two couples - along with one of Paul's older pals and a Jungian stripper - sort out how to initiate a relationship these days, what to do when someone you like disappoints you, and when to tell the truth. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There are 18 million people in New York City, but only one like Bella.

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Fast Food, Fast Women  »

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$17,131 (USA) (18 May 2001)

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$186,586 (USA) (31 August 2001)
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The most exuberant humanist film of the year
25 January 2005 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

It's a shame people compare this film to indie dogs like "walking and talking". This film is a work of art. Strangely compelling, clunky, human, passionate, deranged and ultimately uplifting -- this is one of the most mature and honest portrayals of women and loneliness I have seen in a long time.

For me it's up there with Hal Hartley and Woody Allen's freshest and most honest work. It's real credit that it was selected in competition for Cannes - - they understand the way elliptical themes and complex characters are often the most challenging and satisfying for a thinking audience.

For people that don't get it : Stick to TV cinema. You won't understand art if it hits you in the face.


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