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Fast Food Fast Women (2000)

How important is the truth when falling in love? Bella is a Manhattan café waitress, about to turn 35, stuck in a long-term affair going nowhere. Paul is a widower, facing old age alone. ... See full summary »

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Amos Kollek

Writer:

Amos Kollek

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Levine ... Bella (as Anna Thomson)
Jamie Harris ... Bruno
Louise Lasser ... Emily
Robert Modica Robert Modica ... Paul
Lonette McKee ... Sherry-Lynn
Victor Argo ... Seymour
Angelica Page ... Vitka (as Angelica Torn)
Austin Pendleton ... George
Sandrine Holt ... Giselle
Valerie Geffner Valerie Geffner ... Wanda
Mark Margolis ... Graham
Judith Roberts ... Bella's Mother
Lynn Cohen ... Jesse
Salem Ludwig Salem Ludwig ... Leo
Irma St. Paule ... Mary-Beth (as Irma St. Paul)
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Storyline

How important is the truth when falling in love? Bella is a Manhattan café waitress, about to turn 35, stuck in a long-term affair going nowhere. Paul is a widower, facing old age alone. Bella's mother sets her up with Bruno, a novelist/cabbie who likes to bed-hop and whose ex-wife expects their two children to stay with him for awhile. While Bruno learns some maturity from his young daughter, Paul answers a personals ad placed by a "widow, 60." The two couples - along with one of Paul's older pals and a Jungian stripper - sort out how to initiate a relationship these days, what to do when someone you like disappoints you, and when to tell the truth. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

There are 18 million people in New York City, but only one like Bella.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Lot47 Films [United States]

Country:

France | Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast Food, Fast Women See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,131, 20 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,586, 2 September 2001
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Blame It On The Rain
Written by John Carbonara
Performed by John Carbonara
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The most exuberant humanist film of the year
25 January 2005 | by nakedhandfilmsSee all my reviews

It's a shame people compare this film to indie dogs like "walking and talking". This film is a work of art. Strangely compelling, clunky, human, passionate, deranged and ultimately uplifting -- this is one of the most mature and honest portrayals of women and loneliness I have seen in a long time.

For me it's up there with Hal Hartley and Woody Allen's freshest and most honest work. It's real credit that it was selected in competition for Cannes - - they understand the way elliptical themes and complex characters are often the most challenging and satisfying for a thinking audience.

For people that don't get it : Stick to TV cinema. You won't understand art if it hits you in the face.


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