Remastered in 2012, finally bringing it into the digital age ("Would you like for me to explain to you, Jean, the difference between digital and analog recording?") and onto DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming video. In his first major role, Martin Donovan channels Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo's). In her second major role, Adrienne Shelly carries the film as Maria; seemingly fragile, she actually proves the most resilient.
LMAO. A romcom that is actually funny and romantic. Who knew? Oh...and intelligent! Dark and absurd. Heartfelt and (sur)real. Deadpan performances like an emotional palette scored by Buster Keaton with just the tiniest glimmer of gleeful violence lurking below the surface. I'm babbling. Sorry.
I was worried about revisiting this beloved film of my cinephile youth, much like revisiting a long departed lover... Thus, my joy at finding it is still as beautiful (the colors), subversive (a counter/anti rom-com), and powerful as I remembered it. I have once again fallen for this masterpiece!