A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
While Danny is on the phone with Eliza (who is at Bard College), he states, "I might go stay at Jean's in Rochester for a while. I'll be closer to you...". The distance between Rochester and Bard College is actually significantly greater than New York City to Bard. See more »
It's called flirting when you're young. I'm not sure what it's called when you're over 70.
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Written by Paddy McAloon
Performed by Prefab Sprout
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. on behalf of EMI Songs Ltd
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
Relative to what this cast should have accomplished, this is a 1. However, it is watchable.
Dustin Hoffman will die an actor who always played the same part. A bumbling guy, messing up here and there, trying to get things right...misunderstood. Etc. They should have known better before casting him in this. He didn't commit to the character's selfishness, delusions and narcissism--his pent up anger. (Ironically, because in real life Hoffman, like the character, is a selfish prima donna) Without Hoffman actually acting the part, the rest of the actors are left hanging, losers all, who one can feel little sympathy for. In other words, the film is boring, one only waits in the hope that the cast will ultimately save it. The womens' part are atrocious for this day and age, a young women interested in porn, a lonely spinster and a lush. Emma Thompson should know better.
I do a full-on rant about the film on YouTube. If you search "maxotics meyerowitz" you should find it. IMDb is unclear about linking to YouTube directly so I won't.
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