Premise has potential, but this isn't half as good as its influences, and it's ultimately just kind of annoying. A few chuckles here and there, I suppose.
Reminded me how good that Mariah Carey song is, though.
4 out of 10
Wise and addictive. One of the finer examples of bringing New Hollywood into the 90s (it's basically like Scorsese directing a Woody Allen script). Reese is a killer and Matthew is a perfect Charles Grodin-esque powder keg. The satirical takedown within this runs deep. I think I held the MTV Films banner against this unfairly for a long time (despite being a fan of MTV when I first saw this...I don't know, I think it was probably just too adult…
I have a working theory that this is Woody's not-so-secret "sequel" to Annie Hall, where Dobel is a version of what Alvy could have aged into, and he's giving advice to his younger self.
He mentions that he had a breakdown and was institutionalized, and then he mentions how he has a friend in California who's a TV producer, hmmm...it's almost like this is where his life ended up after he and Annie broke up.
If you think this is…