1978 / 88m - USA
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May 02, 2023


A precursor to the indie/mumblecore scene that blossomed during the 00s. Only now you get to follow some very regular people from the 70s. Fans of this type of cinema will no doubt have a lot of fun with this one, it carries all the trademark elements, I just didn't care much for the characters, and that's about all there is.

Susan is a photographer who dreams of making it big but is stuck doing minor jobs for a small wage. She lives together with a very good friend, which makes her life more bearable, but then she finds out her friend is looking to get married, and soon Susan will have to go through life all by herself.

The performances are pretty true to life, but that's about all this film has going for it. The presentation is incredibly shoddy, the characters are dull and the setting didn't interest me in the least. Not a very pleasant film, nor one I will fondly remember. If I remember anything at all.