A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick. His beautiful object is his next-door neighbor Angelica, who's understandably preoccupied with her own life, as an illegal immigrant and single mom. Aldolpho Rollo's writing his unending masterpiece screenplay from a walk-up NYC flat, in-between peering at debtors through his peephole. AR's hopes to win her love take wing via another angel, a shady high-roller who definitely has the self-confidence, and promises the cash Aldolpho craves, to produce the auteur's vision.
A comedy about getting in over your head.
Did You Know?
Actress Jennifer Beals
said that one beguiling shot, in which the romantic Adolpho films Angelica on their snowy rooftop, happened before production had started. "Alex grabbed the camera and we ran to the roof to shoot. I didn't have anything ready. It was just like, let's go, it's beautiful, it's the feeling of the film. We were just creating this moment. That's what the whole film felt like"  See more
Although intended to be shown in black and white, the film was shot in colour for economic reasons. In the UK, the colour version was released on rental video, but the sell-through version was black and white. See more
Referenced in Somebody to Love
Written by Mader
Courtesy of Force of Circumstance & Mader See more