Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when ...
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Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Stephen Adly Guirgis
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Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when he has to consider the points of view his family, his artist friends and his girlfriend will provide to him whenever he exposes his incomprehensible works of art.Written by
The only reason I watched this movie is that I was getting ready to watch Happiness and in my research prior to watching it I looked up Todd Solondz's work and came across this.
I still haven't watched Happiness at the time of writing this review, but I have now watched this one now.
Unfortunately this has not been released on DVD and from what I have read will most likely never be if Todd Solondz has anything to say about it. My copy was a digitised VHS copy and not a very good copy at that, but happily watchable. The audio was quite good but the video quality sucked a bit.
Still, it didn't stop me enjoying the movie and the music hooked me, especially the "Neat Kind of Guy" song.
Some pretty good, quirky acting from the man himself and some of the backup actors made this an enjoyable movie. Notably, the character Junk played by Jane Hamper stood out for me early on, but she grated on me later in the movie.
A very early Stanley Tucci movie with hair was another highlight for me.
Not having seen many Woody Allen movies, I can not really compare Todd Solandz to him as other reviewers have done.
Worth watching if you are a Todd Solandz fan, good luck finding a copy that is watchable.
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