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The unlikely relationship between a pregnant high school student and a brooding electronics repairman lies at the center of this droll comedy from writer-director Hal Hartley. Intelligent but unconventional, Maria (Adrienne Shelly) has more to worry about than her pregnancy, as her expectant state drives away her boyfriend and triggers a fatal heart attack in her father. Meanwhile, Matthew (Martin Donovan) has his own problems: an abusive father, a heightened sense of morality that prevents him from taking semi-lucrative television repair jobs, and a suicidal streak that causes him to carry… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[An] astringently funny second feature."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's Woody Allen with gentile instead of Jewish neurotic characters."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Reflecting idiosyncratic sensibility, Hal Hartley's families don't look like Hollywood or TV families: When a father calls his daughter a slut, and she slaps him, he drops dead."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Best comedy of the nineties"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A bold film that defies logic and the rules of screenwriting"
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
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