- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 7, 2011
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"It's always the ones who seem to be the most normal who turn out to be ax murderers."
- Candy (RUTH MARSHALL)
"I find being a waiter more artistically satisfying."
- David (THOMAS GIBSON) on why he's no longer an actor
"You'd like to sleep with me, wouldn't you'"
- Candy (RUTH MARSHALL) to Jerri (JOANNE VANNICOLA)
- Robert (RICK ROBERTS) referring to the futon
Premiere - 02/01/1996
"...An interesting concoction..." - Recommended
Sight and Sound - 08/01/1994
USA Today - 06/21/1995
"...The subplots converge in amusing fashion..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 06/23/1995
"...Kink-comedy....A daffy good time..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 09/20/1993
"...[The] unknown cast is excellent. Gibson's David is knowingly sexy and jaded....[The] production looks and sounds sharp..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
This modern, dark comedy is about people searching for love and family in an era where relationships are not as clearly defined as either hetero or homosexual. The film focuses on roommates/ex-lovers David (Thomas Gibson), a cynical actor-turned-waiter, and Candy (Ruth Marshall), an ever-hopeful book reviewer, and their hilarious, often-poignant entanglements with a psychic dominatrix (Mia Kirshner), a bartender (Rick Roberts), a lesbian schoolteacher (Joanne Vannicola), a seventeen-year-old busboy (Matthew Ferguson), and a misogynistic yuppie (Cameron Bancroft). All of this takes place within an urban landscape where a serial killer is attacking young women.
Denys Arcand is the director of the 2003 Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film The Barbarian Invasions, and Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-nominees Jesus of Montreal (1989) and The Decline of the American Empire (1986). Newly remastered.
Black Comedy |
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