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Roger Hedden wrote and directed this indie romantic comedy about a group of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side as Christmas nears. Unemployed actor Jimmy (Eric Stoltz), who owes $900 to local bookie Fatty (Charles Durning), tells his girlfriend Susan (Moira Kelly) that the money is for an abortion for sis Maggie (Daryl Hannah) -- who jilted bartender Ray (Campbell Scott). Ray and one of his regular customers April (Katrin Cartlidge) visit bars trying to raise the money, and eventually a half dozen others are drawn into the treasure hunt. Shown at the 1998 Mill Valley Film Festival and the 1998… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"An enjoyable little trifle, and you can't help but think Hedden wasn't aiming for much more."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"About as exciting as it sounds."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Most of the performances feel both spontaneous and lived-in, particularly Scott's exasperated romantic."
‑ Gary Susman, Village Voice
"...an enjoyable if altogether forgettable comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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