Directed by Martin Scorsese. US. 1985. NR. 1 hour 37 minutes. Warner. 35mm.
Fri., March 16, 2018
Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) is an average-thirtysomething stuck in a dead-end job as a computer programmer. While visiting a café after a long workday, Paul strikes up a conversation with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette). They quickly make a connection due to their shared interests and hobbies. Marcy gives Paul her number before departing. Elated, Paul casts fate to the wind and heads out on the town to meet Marcy. But things don’t go as planned and Paul gets into one comic jam after another. A change of pace for Scorsese, this pitch-black comedy is one of his best and most often overlooked films. Its fantastic cast of crazy characters includes Catherine O’Hara, Terri Garr, John Heard, Bronson Pinchot, Dick Miller, Will Patton, and Cheech & Chong.