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Written & Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) a/b/o Put Tit on Music
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Saw this at the Maine International Film Festival. It shares some characteristics with prime Woody Allen -- an affection for New York (warmly shot) and a sure sense of casting supporting actors.
Is it a ground-breaking comedy? No. But it is thoroughly charming and entertaining and had the audience laughing at all the moments it intended. The truth is, most people identify not with the pretty leads in glossy romantic comedies but with the zhlubs, and this is a film that gives us permission to identify with the zhlubs (without demonizing the pretty people). There aren't a lot of uncynical comedies out there, and this is a welcome one.
It's also valuable for people casting in the New York area -- there are enough engaging performers in here to cast three or four movies.
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