In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in a pizza deliverer named Jonathan, an aspiring songwriter. In the adjoining flat is August, an Austrian body sculptor who appears in a deodorant commercial and dreams big dreams. May takes a job delivering singing telegrams as a stripper, Jonathan invites Henry to tag along with him on deliveries, August gets into trouble with the police who call his father in Austria, and the friendships, frustrations, and love affairs of everyday life come to a head.
A sly, seductive comedy.
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Did You Know?
The first film made by Tom Hulce
to be set in the present rather than in the past. See more
May's cigarette when she's on the stairs of her house. See more
The smoke is supposed to be coming out of the nose holes, not the asshole, it's so simple!
Recent DVD release has a longer ending than previous video versions: after the father of August says with a slap "What are YOU doing in America?" there is an additional scene with all three of the main characters in the mountains together. It is unknown if that scene is a new scene added for the DVD release or if it was originally in the theatrical print but cut from the previous video versions. See more
Written by Bo Harwood
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