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Watch It

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Watch It

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Suzy Amis, Peter Gallagher, John C. McGinley, Tom Sizemore, Cynthia Stevenson, Lili Taylor
director:
Tom Flynn
author:
Tom Flynn
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B+

This comedy-drama about four young men rooming together in Chicago is tart and smart, and it’s actually about something: the bug called lack of commitment. Though written and directed by a man (Tom Flynn), it refreshingly shows men as cranky and insecure, women as intelligent and funny. The story’s a tad too schematic, but as a sounding board on how men and women relate to each other in the ’90s, Watch It has resonance. It also has one of the best retorts in recent memory: ”I’m a woman, heh? If you ever become a man, look me up.” B+

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