Violet Tendencies


(out of 5)

Violet ( of Facts of Life fame) is looking for love in the Big Apple but, despite the fact that she is surrounded constantly by gorgeous men, is nowhere near finding it.  The reason?  She spends all her time with gay men, including her roommate (who hosts sex parties for a living) whose boyfriend just dumped him over commitment issues, and her co-worker who is terrified of his partner’s desire for them to become parents.  She spends her free time eating peanut butter in bed while meeting men on a phone sex chatline (because the script was written twenty years ago?) and goes on a series of disastrous dates until finally meeting an uptight ex-Mormon who may be her hope for the future.  The problem is, how does she fit her friends back into her life if she pursues this change?  Will you care?  Not a bit.  Bad performances and a nonsense script make a mess of what could have been a bouncy premise, with Cohn a particular disappointment in the lead.  Erratic and unkempt, she spends the whole movie spouting vile dialogue and behaving like someone who is genuinely mentally deranged;  her dates don’t want to be with her and you find yourself regretting that you agree.  Her friends’ subplots don’t engender much more sympathy, and that combined with the ludicrous outcome of her romantic life contribute to a painful experience.

Embrem Entertainment, Fruit Fly Films

USA, 2010

Directed by

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by Casper Andreas, Jesse Archer

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by



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