The final screen appearance of Paul Bartel, as well as his final appearance alongside real-life friend Mary Woronov. The two appeared in several films over the years (often as husband-and-wife), including starring roles in Bartel's directorial effort Eating Raoul. See more »
Sexy Maria Ford gives a startlingly good performance as a dangerously seductive woman obsessed with finding just the right pair of jeans (??!) She looks great and does a perfect Jersey Girl accent, while playing her fairly absurd character (selfish, manipulative yet oblivious) with deadpan seriousness and real screen charisma. Fans of Maria's who have been claiming for years that she could be great if given a decent role have been proved right here. Unfortunately, Maria Ford is the only reason to watch this thing, and she's not enough. Variations on Fatal Attraction, Natural Born Killers and Bonnie and Clyde have been done to death, and this movie has little fresh to add. Plus, David Grieco in the central role could not anchor a rowboat, much less a feature film. He lacks charisma, and his character has no quirks, indeed very little on- screen 'business' that is interesting and so he fails to captivate the audience in the early going. When Ford comes in, she steals every scene she's in, and as their clearly dysfunctional relationship begins to play out, the viewer doesn't much care which way it goes or where he winds up. There are few plot twists, fewer jokes and little scenery of any interest to watch once you get past Ford's bare mid-riff, which makes staying awake through the second half of the picture a bit of a chore. Not recommended.
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