I'm not really a fan of films that have melodramatic elements, but I loved this film. It's a shame Mark Rappaport is no longer making films, as he was clearly an original cinematic talent, knowing how utilize genre elements and creating something completely unseen before or since. It's definitely inspired me to make another fiction film.
Jealousy and passion examined in one of the most singular ways you could imagine. The images are all tacky compositions of famous classical paintings or famous movies but they work just great. The disconnect between the voice over and actors' actions is pure genius and I am surprised that idea hasn't been picked up more often. Rappaport is definitely worth discovery!
Rappaport's most beloved feature fiction, and deservedly so (though Chain Letters is my personal favorite). Melancholy suffused w/ warmth, form as disciplined joyful play, and an interrogation of the way we murder desire (though never necessarily the entirety of our dignity) by taking romantic love so seriously. Really it's Cassavetes, Jon Jost, and Mark Rappaport for me. They are my American heroes.
This movie had everything. And was like nothing else I have ever seen. So many great scenes and so many great lines of dialog(or narration)! It is a woman lying on a bed that is floating on the ocean while a man stands over her, it is dance numbers to Dr. Love, it is romance, and myths, and dont listen to allmovie's synopsis, it is not about "the discussion of art" as much as it is dating and jealousy. See this!