Choose Me (1984) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

22

Watchable

Love doctor radio host Nancy, bar owner Eve, Pearl, drifter Mickey et al meet in LA.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 48 found boring (16.66%)

One-line Reviews (27)

It was occasionally a bit confusing and took a little while for everything to sink in.

This is one of them and I really enjoyed it.

One of the other greater attributes to this film is that the entire soundtrack is exquisitely done by Teddy Pendergrass and each and every song is smoothly seductive and lyrically evocative of the desperation of all three of the characters.

Sophomoric, crude, and boring .

red neon, teddy pendergrass, rain-slicked streets at 2am, a first, unexpected kiss, old movie posters, tough guys bested by tougher guys, an unending cascade of full red, hair, a sudden gunshot and an ending as weird and uncertain as love itself followed by the smile of one who, against all logic succumbs to hope.

Genevieve Bujold and all of the picture's remaining cast are also outstanding, and in addition to "budmassey"'s adjectives, I'd add that this film, throughout, is one of the most ENGROSSING you'll find.

the worst movie I've ever seen .

They include a radio host (Bujold,) an escaped mental patient (Carradine,) an owner of a nightclub (Warren,) her married lover (Patrick Bauchau,) and his bored wife (Chong.

This was supposed to be a 'serious comedy' but all it turned out to be was a boring cheese-fest.

The acting is deplorable, and the story is ridiculous and pointless.

What I found turned out to be one of the most fascinating and engrossing film experiences of my life.

In one love scene, Geneviève Bujold is stiff as a bored, then for about 30 seconds she moved (I'm sure the director told her to do something, ANYTHING) followed by more stiffness.

Stunning .

The story was totally unpredictable.

She also has a few monologues that are fascinating and funny at the same time.

Although the actors are good, somehow the dialogue and character behavior is almost always unnatural, the characters are unidimensional in that everything is about sex or some juvenile understanding of love, and it is very slowly paced, with long pauses between lines.

Keith Carradine and Lesley Ann Warren are two of the most talented, interesting and engaging actors I've ever seen - and I have enjoyed each one's performance in any film or television production I've seen.

Truly, an enjoyable and worthy film.

And Nancy is supposed to be smart and intense and Geraldine Chaplin does smart and intense superbly!

This film accomplishes what cinema has great trouble doing, capturing and expressing the psychological realities operating even in seemingly banal human events.

It makes this already boring movie even harder to watch.

The strange premise was intriguing and the plot twists continued to catch me off guard.

)END OF SPOILER Anyway, the many times I have watched this film have always resulted in an enjoyable experience so I rate this film an 7.

This also makes the story hard to follow and hard to believe.

One of the key pleasures of this smart and sophisticated adult entertainment is the clever, crazy and surprising ways the characters' lives continually intersect throughout the intricate and unpredictable narrative.

Characters with quirky (and intriguing) personality traits.

The characters were mostly uninspired, broken, and sparsely developed; the plot was simple, boring, and overdone; the 'artsy' characteristics of the film weren't touching, clever, or interesting; and the cinematography wasn't appealing.