Fast Food, Fast Women (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fast Food, Fast Women (2001)



Critic Consensus: Fast Food, Fast Women tries too hard to be kooky and charming.

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Amos Kollek directs this quiet, understated comedy about lonely hearts and empty pockets in New York. Pushing 40, Bella (Anna Thomson) works as a waitress at small downtown diner in Manhattan. Her elderly regulars include Paul (Robert Modica), a lovelorn retiree who scours the personal ads and his ill-tempered buddies Seymour (Victor Argo) and Graham (Mark Margolis), who are more than a little disparaging toward Paul's attempts at finding love. Involved in a 12-year relationship with married Broadway theater director George (Austin Pendleton), Bella craves marriage and children. On a blind date set up by her mother, Bella meets Bruno, a divorced cabbie and fledgling novelist with two young children. Meanwhile, Paul meets ready-and-willing widow Emily (Louise Lasser), while Seymour shacks up with Wanda (Valerie Geffner), a stripper with a master's degree. This film was shown in competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.


Lonette McKee
as Sherry-Lynn
Victor Argo
as Seymour
Judith Roberts
as Bella's Mother
Irma St. Paule
as Mary Beth, Mugging Victim
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Critic Reviews for Fast Food, Fast Women

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

Nothing runs very deep, or very diverting ... in this overplayed, underwritten slice of (love-)life.

July 12, 2001

Tries hard to be charming, but succeeds only occasionally.

July 6, 2001 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An incoherent jumble of characters and situations.

July 6, 2001 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Has a vacant, inept, why-oh-why feeling from its opening minutes and only gets worse.

June 29, 2001

Naive as Kollek's writing is, there's something winning about his sympathy with out-of-step characters.

June 29, 2001

An intimate, small-scale movie in the nicest sense and represents a wholly unanticipated advance on the part of Kollek.

June 22, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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