Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 1998. Cineville, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Dan Lupovitz Productions, Ventanarosa Productions. Screenplay by James Still. Cinematography by Claudio Rocha. Produced by Dan Lupovitz. Music by Peitor Angell. Production Design by Amy B. Ancona. Costume Design by Tim Chappel. Film Editing by Luis Colina, Debra Goldfield.
Appealing characters are a plus in this uneven romantic drama about two very outspoken individuals (Thomas Jane, Salma Hayek) who are both in love with terminally ill porn star Vincent D’Onofrio. When D’Onofrio isn’t in the mood for one he’s with the other, and his two lovers soon find themselves working hard to keep their man’s attention until his illness makes it impossible to think only of themselves. The Off-Broadway feel of the scenes and the charismatic stars are a good viewing reason for those who just love to watch actors act, but the plot is generally pointless and won’t be too impressive for more narrative-oriented audience members. Look for a great Patsy Cline musical number performed by Chad Lindberg as a deaf drag queen.