Marriage is not sacred, but there is something liberating about making a commitment to staying with someone who simply feels safe with you. A romantic melodrama with a playful side, expressed through its many moments of dramatic irony. Rudolph's screenplay offers a counterpoint to those of his New Hollywood peers, sticking much closer to the arch classicism of the Hollywood style guide than Coppola ever dared.
This works perfectly for me. The structure of an Altman film with the visual aesthetic of a Walter Hill film, and dialogue that sounds more like a novel than a film. And enough kissing scenes and sexy Teddy Pendergrass music to say that without a doubt, this is a Love Movie. If someone thinks that this "doesn't really work", maybe they aren't used to a filmmaker who breaks so many rules at the same time.
Our Daily Free Stream: Alan Rudolph - Choose Me. Alan Rudolphs Choose Me hat viele Qualitäten, vor allem ists aber ein gewagter, ein faszinierender Film! Ich denke, das ist auch beabsichtigt! Es gibt Filme, die uns in die Spannung versetzen oder Rätsel aufgeben, dieser hier ist vor allem faszinierend!(...)
A neon drenched meditation on love. I thought it was aesthtically perfect, the jazz, the gun shot cuts, the acting, each element washes into the next. Given the lack of plot i'd expect the charecters to be more fleshed out and realised which is the only short coming in this pitch-perfect film (i understand it is an echo of ealrier noir films in it's appoach to dialogue etc. but a bit more depth woudnt have hurt). 4/5
Some very strong performances, but Alan Rudolph's rumination on sex and love just never quite develops enough dramatic tension to keep its loose, character-driven plot consistently compelling. A well-made film with some genuine moments, but ultimately underwhelming. The overwrought songs by Teddy Pendergrass date it pretty badly.