This is a comedy that shows us that love has nothing to do with perfection. After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of ... See full summary »
23 year old Jame Dean Ray is a small time drug dealer bent on self destruction. The product of a broken home, Jimmy refuses help from those around him and spends his final hours hanging out... See full summary »
Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He's assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who's the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it's more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple? Written by
The character of Dora Diamond is in part inspired by Franz Kafka's girlfriend late in his life, Dora Dymant. Kafka is mentioned in the English class scene in the movie. See more »
Though this was probably done for our benefit, while Dora is running for the "11:50" train, we hear a voice over the P.A. system say that particular train is leaving and from what track it's leaving from. Announcement are not made for departing trains in Grand Central Station. See more »
Most teen movies are obnoxious fantasies which insult the viewer's intelligence, but not "Loser". All the major characters closely resemble people I met in college. The movie is sweet without romanticising the Midwesterner's fashion sense, the rich New Yorkers' morality or the professor's ethics.
The dialogue is also very true-to-life. For example, the loser's roommates greet him by mockingly asking whether he thinks tongue studs enhance sexual please. That's exactly the sort of thing a rich NY kid would say in such a situation. In another scene, the loser asks his exploited friend Dora: "Can't you be in love without being madly in love?" That's a very good question.
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