Setting: the singles scene at a futuristic pick-up bar. Portrait of guys and dolls on the make, fortified by martinis or cosmos as they desperately try to connect with another willing partner. They're all hungry;you can practically taste it. But it's a meat market with a difference. For most, their only contact with the opposite sex is a phone line and TV monitor. Definitely a safety net for those with second thought;till between the turn-ons and put downs, they emerge from their chat rooms to meet the perfect match. Yet these swinging singles aren't Brittany or Brad wannabees. They're seniors of uncertain age, muddling through the last chapter of their lives, warding off loneliness as they search for love and companionship and sex. Until... Written by
This film won't take you very long to see, but it will leave a lasting impression. It's bright, witty, and reflective of the realities of today's society with an edginess and sophistication that tells you you're in the hands of a master filmmaker.
The actors are fabulous and the script is sharp and witty. The ending is unforgettable. I loved all the little lines and nuances that made it worth watching twice. It's a compact piece that looks like it was fun to shoot and yet has all the impact of a much larger project. I particularly liked the colorful costumes and the way they brought the innovative set to life. I thought the actors were amazing and had the pleasure of meeting several of them at the screening.
I can't wait to see this writer/director's next story.
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