Flirt
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A lover, an ultimatum, a phone call, and a gun: these elements are found in each segment of Hal Hartley's Flirt, an experimental comedy-drama that essentially repeats the same story three times. But while the basic narrative remains the same -- a congenital flirt must decide whether or not to commit to a current lover, who otherwise will marry someone else -- the details differ greatly, from the location of the film to the gender of the participants. The initial segment, set in New York, tells the tale with a male flirt in turmoil over his relationship with a woman. The film then moves to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is more amusing to talk about than to experience."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Delicious three-course meal on the complications of romantic love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Hartley's three-part anthology, a semi-academic treatise about the limits of narrativity, offers some minor rewards."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It calmly manages to pack in more complex emotions that most more histrionic films."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Meanders from high wit to high numb and back again."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
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