Mel is a musician in Manhattan, with plenty of one-night stands but no steady companion, except for his goldfish. He decides to move in with his current girlfriend, so he sublets his flat to Ginger, an English biologist new in town. The day he moves out, he flips for the bride at a wedding where he's playing, breaks up with his girlfriend, and moves back into his flat, negotiating with Ginger to her temporary flatmate. Meanwhile, he pursues Diana, the bride, working as the elevator operator in her building while he and Ginger develop a friendship as she does research on his fish. One of her lab frogs and his fish develop an attraction: is this a harbinger of opposites attracting? Written by
(at around 26 mins) When Mel visits Diana's apartment for the first time, the door falls shut after she opens it for him. The sound of a door shutting can be heard, but in the mirror to the left you can see that Mel caught the door before it closed so there should have been no sound. See more »
I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer above who said this film was awful. I recently saw it at the Reel Blues Festival in Chatam, MA and I have to say... having no idea at all what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I really did enjoy it. Matthew Modine was excellent and Gina Gershon was very funny. Also, there is a hilarious "strip dance" scene with adorable Christy Cashman that I found to be one of the funniest and most memorable parts of the film. The thing I liked most about the movie was the way it established a certain "mood." It was very well done. There is an almost dark, melancholy mood to the entire film, accented by the use of New York jazz throughout. It is very different than one might expect to see in a "romantic comedy" and that's the reason this film stands out. I think the film makers have tremendous potential and I look forward to more from them in the future. Good work!
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