I own about 4 of his movies (and rented “Going Shopping” and “Irene in Time” in the past) but I’ve never gotten around to watching any of them. Where should I start, if I even should? I know he’s a director most either love or hate. The 4 movies I own are….
A Safe Place
Always (But Not Forever)
Deja Vu: A Love Story
Henry Jaglom is one of the best independents out there. Start with Deja Vu. There is a whole big Jaglom thread.
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Is there a more idiosyncratic PROLIFIC director out there? Pretty much a film every one or two years…I have to admit some of them blend together to me.
I really liked CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE? & LAST SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS (his best IMO)…and TRACKS & A SAFE PLACE simply belong to a different time and place…they’re nothing like his post 1980 work.
Again, just my opinion.
My current favorites are Hollywood Dreams, Queen of the Lot (not out on DVD yet), Can She Bake A Cherry Pie and A Safe Place.
From your list I’d watch either Always first. My favs are Last Summer in the Hamptons, Can She Bake A Cherry Pie, Going Shopping and Queen of the Lot. I think Jaglom’s a wonderful filmmaker who does it his way. That’s what indie is about.
Ditto Can She Bake a Cherry Pie and Always. Hollywood Dreams was really good but Queen of the Lot ismy favorite favorite. I hope it comes out on DVD soon. Going Shopping was very funny. My then boyfriend said he learned a lot about women watching it.
It is interesting that there seems to be no middle ground of opinions on Henry Jaglom. Personally, I like him. He’s quirky and he does his own thing. I just wish there was wider acceptance of people like him.
His best IMHO is Someone To Love. I also like Hollywood Dreams, Sitting Ducks and Always.
I have to admit to a fondness for some of Jaglom’s sillier films like Sitting Ducks. I also think Queen of the Lot is one his best. Lots of good acting, story and laughs there.
Looks like the Queen of the Lot DVD will be released on June 7. I highly recommend it.
His work is cute.
From your list I’d watch Deja Vu then Venice/Venice. I like all f those films. Now that Queen of the Lot is on DVD, grab it. It’s his best film yet. Very funny with a lot of drama and surprises, too.