A romantic tale about finding a soulmate. The only difference here is that both partners are women...in Chicago's lesbian community.

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Rose Troche
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
V.S. Brodie ... Ely
Guinevere Turner ... Camille 'Max' West
T. Wendy McMillan T. Wendy McMillan ... Kia
Migdalia Melendez Migdalia Melendez ... Evy
Anastasia Sharp Anastasia Sharp ... Daria
Mary Garvey Mary Garvey ... Student #1 (jury member)
Jennifer Allen Jennifer Allen ... Student #2
Walter Youngblood Walter Youngblood ... Student #3
Danielia Falcon Danielia Falcon ... Student #4 (jury member)
Art Stone Art Stone ... Student #5
Elspeth Kydd Elspeth Kydd ... Angry Student
Tracy Kimme Tracy Kimme ... Student #6 (jury member)
Brooke Webster Brooke Webster ... Mel
Mimi Weddell ... Mimi
Scout Scout ... Haircutter
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Storyline

Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging? Written by Reid Gagle

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The girl is out there

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits, appearing as subliminal film scratches: "MEN SUCK" See more »

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Featured in Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007) See more »

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Someone
by Mila Drumke
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Loved it, it was better than Cats.
21 April 1999 | by AleathaSee all my reviews

So, my friends forced me to watch this movie and I was prepared for an artsy film with high philosophy and low interest. Instead I found myself captivated by the "documentary" approach. Daria's "trial" was a unique way to air the varied questions and challenges that face the lesbian community and individuals as they attempt to define themselves without limiting their possibilities. Max and Eli's exploration of love and relationships was equally entertaining, combining a look at what it means to be committed (Eli's "girlfriend" that she hadn't seen for years and Max's search for someone.) And the nail clipping scene was just the right touch of the absurd to make the moment feel like something that could happen rather than something that belongs only in the world of Hollywood fantasy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ely & Max See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,405,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,405,285
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Production Co:

Can I Watch, Islet, KPVI See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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