Mel is a musician in Manhattan, with plenty of one-night stands but no steady companion, except for his goldfish. He decides to move in with his current girlfriend, so he sublets his flat to Ginger, an English biologist new in town. The day he moves out, he flips for the bride at a wedding where he's playing, breaks up with his girlfriend, and moves back into his flat, negotiating with Ginger to her temporary flatmate. Meanwhile, he pursues Diana, the bride, working as the elevator operator in her building while he and Ginger develop a friendship as she does research on his fish. One of her lab frogs and his fish develop an attraction: is this a harbinger of opposites attracting?Written by
After Ginger moves into her flat she starts cleaning and puts books on the shelf. The spines are facing the camera when she puts them on the shelf. In the very next scene when she is dusting the books have turned around. See more »
A different breed of romantic comedy . . . highly recommended
I found this to be a wonderful little debut feature from a writer/director I suspect we will be hearing a lot more about in the years to come. The script attempts to tackle some rather weighty issues, but without compromising the admittedly comedic aspects of attempting to fathom one's own innermost desires. There is something of an existential undercurrent that permeates the story, yielding more than what's typically found in today's boilerplate, "feel good" romantic comedies. I suspect this is what accounts for the participation of some of the cast's more recognizable names. Myers brings out a truly impressive performance from unknown actress Christy Cashman, who all but steals the show in her supporting role. I actually saw this premier at the Tribeca Film Festival, so I had the benefit of hearing the director field questions from the audience and explain what she was attempting to achieve in the storyline. At times the dialogue betrays a profoundness that the casualness of the delivery might not make immediately apparent. In this way I would describe the writing as being somewhat ambitious, but it definitely works. I would not be surprised to see this one get picked-up in the theaters. Highly recommended viewing for the more philosophically inclined.
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