Choose Me

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Choose Me

Choose Me theatrical poster
Directed byAlan Rudolph
Produced byCarolyn Pfeiffer
David Blocker
Written byAlan Rudolph
StarringGeneviève Bujold
Keith Carradine
Lesley Ann Warren
Music byPhil Woods
Luther Vandross
Teddy Pendergrass (title song)
CinematographyJan Kiesser
Editing byMia Goldman
Distributed byIsland Alive
Release date(s)August 29, 1984
Running time114 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Choose Me

Choose Me theatrical poster
Directed byAlan Rudolph
Produced byCarolyn Pfeiffer
David Blocker
Written byAlan Rudolph
StarringGeneviève Bujold
Keith Carradine
Lesley Ann Warren
Music byPhil Woods
Luther Vandross
Teddy Pendergrass (title song)
CinematographyJan Kiesser
Editing byMia Goldman
Distributed byIsland Alive
Release date(s)August 29, 1984
Running time114 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Choose Me is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Alan Rudolph. It was rated R by the MPAA. The film's tagline is In the middle of the night, when there's no one else...

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Synopsis

Nancy, a.k.a. "Dr. Love", is a radio talk show host unskilled at practicing what she preaches. She eventually meets Mickey, a romeo with women whose wildly varied experiences and stories make people assume him to be a compulsive liar.

Mickey also gets to know Eve, who is a former prostitute who now owns a bar bearing her name. The bar is in particular popular with people looking for one night stands.

The three lead lonely, unfulfilling lives in Los Angeles. They have never met before, but their experiences become intertwined and complicate a number of lives.

Cast

Actor/ActressRole
Geneviève BujoldNancy
Keith CarradineMickey
Lesley Ann WarrenEve
Patrick BauchauZack Antoine
Rae Dawn ChongPearl Antoine
John LarroquetteBilly Ace
Edward RuschaRalph Chomsky
Gailard SartainMueller

Critical reaction

The film is reviewed favourably in Pauline Kael's eighth collection of movie reviews State of the Art: "The love roundelay Choose Me, written and directed by Alan Rudolph, on a budget of $835,000, is pleasantly bananas. The songs are performed by Teddy Pendergrass and he's just right. The entire movie has a lilting, loose, choreographic flow to it [...] this low-budget comedy-fantasy has some of the most entertaining (and best-sustained) performances I've seen all year."

The film was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

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