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Fast Food Fast Women
Amos Kollek directs this quiet, understated comedy about lonely hearts and empty pockets in New York. Pushing 40, Bella (Anna Thomson) works as a waitress at small downtown diner in Manhattan. Her elderly regulars include Paul (Robert Modica), a lovelorn retiree who scours the personal ads and his ill-tempered buddies Seymour (Victor Argo) and Graham (Mark Margolis), who are more than a little disparaging toward Paul's attempts at finding love. Involved in a 12-year relationship with married Broadway theater director George (Austin Pendleton), Bella craves marriage and children. On a blind… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite some lovely moments ... Fast Food Fast Women operates like a sitcom."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"An incoherent jumble of characters and situations."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Audience-insulting. Our heroine has faced no difficulty, learned nothing, earned nothing, but she has a lovely fairy-tale ending that's supposed to make us leave the theater happy."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"This movie's goofy charm won me over by the time it ended."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Dreary and dull."
‑ , Oregonian
"Nothing runs very deep, or very diverting ... in this overplayed, underwritten slice of (love-)life."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Has a vacant, inept, why-oh-why feeling from its opening minutes and only gets worse."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Just a vain attempt at making a movie about the perils of romance in the modern age."
‑ Christopher Null,
"This small romantic comedy should be applauded for its pleasures."
‑ Pam Grady,
"An overly familiar, poorly cast and often annoyingly crude New York comedy that never finds its groove."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Tries hard to be charming, but succeeds only occasionally."
‑ Curt Fields, Washington Post
"Naive as Kollek's writing is, there's something winning about his sympathy with out-of-step characters."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"There is warmth and empathy at the core of this movie that can overcome everything about it that's frustrating."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"One of those genially paced, character-driven indies, and succeeds as such very well."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"As light and lofty and as full of charm as the proverbial lead balloon."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
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