This movie has so much going for it. New York in the early 80's! A killer soundtrack of the Feelies and Richard Hell! Richard Hell himself stars in the film. But the disparate great parts never coalesced into the great film that I wanted.
Granted, there's more than enough fun stuff to see this movie if you get the chance. But the main character (a prissy social climbing little wannabe punk rocker) is just so incredibly annoying that it is hard to fully embrace the movie.
Still, everytime the camera pans the burned out empty lots of 1980's New York and the Feelies soundtrack kicks in, all sins are forgiven.
Seidelman went on to direct Desperately Seeking Susan, a movie that SHR has informed me also features Richard Hell.
Directed by Susan Seidelman
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