Over the course of the film, he spends time with his old friends who are all at similar crossroads. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. It is not common, she points out, for women to have small hips and large breasts. Filming took place in the communities of , and , with Demme wanting to make sure that the setting was a character unto itself. For Willie, the Tim Hutton character, life is just as complicated. Paul, for example, has a crazed obsession for supermodels.
He's been going with Sharon , but he still longs for his old high-school flame, Darian. No actual sex happens, however; just lots of talk about it and quick rifling through pages of a porno magazine. Parents need to know that this ensemble comedy-drama about occasionally loutish guys and the girls who love them or don't has an abundance of swearing and sexually-oriented banter, including marital infidelity. Briefly aids Paul in making his ex jealous. Paul Michael Rapaport is dumped by his waitress girlfriend Jan Martha Plimpton, in part because of the swimsuit-clad supermodels plastered all over his walls.
However he is likely the most loyal of friends despite being a bit on the outer fringe of the circle. Darian can not resist Tommy, which upsets both parties. She does not seem to have strong opinions of her own and is kind of the third wheel of her group. Assuming, of course, a really hot, flashy action-blockbuster doesn't walk past and draw attention away. All his old buddies, going-nowhere working-class guys who drive a snowplow fleet, also grapple with their relationships; Paul Michael Rapaport pines for a fed-up girlfriend who has moved on, while former star athlete Tommy still sees his class sweetheart even though she married another man and Tommy is supposedly committed to Sharon.
What the movie is really about is just what Rosie O'Donnell said in her lecture on Penthouse; it's about guys who are so bedazzled by visions of possible bliss that they cannot see, or relate to, the perfectly wonderful women right there in front of them. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. A generally good guy who knows the limits of right and wrong. Willie Timothy Hutton , Tommy Matt Dillon , and Paul may have lost a bit of their youth, but they're still ready to party with Uma Thurman, Rosie O'Donnell, Lauren Holly, and Mira Sorvino -- the beautiful girls who've turned their lives upside down! Nudity glimpsed only semi-indistinctly in pinup posters and girlie magazines. The local guys work construction in the summer and plow snow in the winter, and mope over the girls they used to love and the girls they may someday love - all kinds of girls except for the girls they could reasonably love. His dog is named Elle Macpherson.
Very attractive and fairly wise. The men insist that women correspond to some sort of universal ideal, and the women sometimes blame themselves when they cannot. We can see what he sees in her. Tommy seems not to have let go of his youth, and is still having an affair with Darian Smalls, an old high school flame. Such flicks provided actors not to mention writers with rich character parts and diverting bull-session dialogue. Its crisis: not much happening. It's an icy February in Knight's Ridge, Mass.
He also has a juvenile younger brother, Bobby. Paul cannot let go of his old relationship with a waitress after she delivered an ultimatum to him. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Miramax Films, Woods Entertainment Distributors: Miramax Films Keywords: , , , , , , , ,. Kev is cast as kind of a pathetic little guy. .
This puts a considerable strain on his relationship with his current girlfriend, Sharon. They have crushes on each other for essentially idealistic reasons each projects a simplicity and perfection that may not be there , and yet they draw apart, ever so tactfully, because they are sensible enough to know that it's the right thing to do. A crass guy who cannot resist tormenting his ex-girlfriend by plowing snow into her garage door. Unlike his friends, humble Mo has happily settled down with a family, but still does have a temper when provoked. By the morning after the reunion the trio have made their decisions. She seems to lack self-confidence and is a bit passive aggressive.
A girl from the big city who is able to appreciate the pace of a small town. One briefly considers an affair with a willing adolescent girl, with the qualifier that the two of them would wait until she becomes of legal age. They emerge most tenderly in the friendship between Willie and the 13-year-old girl. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. Archived from on February 12, 2008.
Also among the group -- Gina Rosie O'Donnell, who fancies herself a feminist counselor and who, in one of the film's highlights, delivers a poignant rant against how magazines present unrealistic images of women. The wisecracking Kev has to reluctantly look the other way when Darian enters the picture, well aware of Tommy's relationship with her of which he does not approve. Tommy seems to be ashamed that he never rose to his full potential in life. She thinks her husband doesn't know. His mother is deceased and his father is emotionally withdrawn.
These were male-oriented, loosely-plotted comedies in which tribes of young, unwed guys weigh the advantages of committing to their same old, long-suffering girlfriends or holding out for the chance an electrifying hottie could walk into their lives the unintentional gag here being a movie goddess like Mira Sorvino could be cast as the drab, ordinary choice. The problem is, she's only 13. Snow plows were coming by, and I was just tired of writing these movies with people getting shot and killed. Advertisement The movie was directed by , with a light touch that allows the humor to survive in spite of the gloomy thoughts and the bleak, dark, frozen winter landscape. Willie , a small-time piano player in Chicago bars, returns to his snowy Midwest hometown, ostensibly for his ten-year high-school reunion, but also to make up his mind about whether to grow up and get serious about his longtime girlfriend -- described as a lawyer with brighter career prospects than his.