Romance & Rejection

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Director: Kevin W. Smith

Starring: Reece Dinsdale as Mike, Victoria Smurfit as Helen, Clara Bellar as Sarah, John Hannah as Tonay, Frank Finlay as Mike's Dad, Susannah York as Mike's Mum, Rowena King as Moira, Maryam d'Abo as Sara II

Romance & Rejection Movie Review


Mike (Reece Dinsdale) is a lonely composer looking for love in the big city (London, I guess, in this case). Only John Hannah's presence is meriting the release of this film on DVD six years after its creation.

In the end, this sad-sack melodrama/romantic comedy proves it's nothing new -- with Mike's neurotic and nerve-wracked pursuit of Clara Bellar (last seen as the Nanny robot from A.I.) taking up the bulk of the film. We're meant to find this as amusing, but Dinsdale invents Mike as such an enormously unlikable loser that I actually felt a little giddy when he kept missing the girl's phone calls.

Too bad it all works out in the end, even though he has to make that oh-so-difficult choice between his obvious soulmate and the girl that provides the hot sex. I mean, it did turn out right in the end, didn't it? I wasn't paying much attention.

Aka So This Is Romance?


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