Overworked coffee shop waitress Bella isn’t looking forward to her 35th birthday. Stuck in a relationship with a married man for far too long, she takes a chance on womanizer Bruno. Bella and her coffee shop friends battle romance’s bittersweet difficulties. Bella holds out and discovers fairy tales can come true, even in New York City. A comedy from director Amos Kollek.
With a solid background in studies of the human mind, Amos Kollek has a knack for insightfully capturing the very essence of his often troubled characters. Despite the fact that his early films were bleak in depicting their characters’ fragility, the director has since excelled at transforming the darkness of his protagonists into a warm quirkiness by moving from serious drama to romantic comedy. A native of Israel who studied psychology and philosophy at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, Kollek became interested in film after first working as a writer; his early mastering of the visual medium soon led to exploring serious emotional issues onscreen. In 1985, Kollek kicked off his career with the lighthearted comedy Goodbye, New York (1985), and after once again going for laughs with Forever, Lulu (1987), the director moved into darker territory with High Stakes (1989) and Double Edge (1992). If audiences had mistaken Kollek’s luridly titled Whore 2 (1994) as some cheap soft-core straight… read more
Lovely! There's something about this movie that I just can't explain... Makes you feel like everything is gonna be alright! Amazing, definitely worth it!
erm... I don't even know what to say. I wouldn't go quite as far as Cabral but maybe one of the 34 fans could explain what they found so enjoyable about this film?? Very bizarre script and plot, I got that there was meant to be some sort of linkage between people's stories, but it was just so arbitrary...