Fast Food, Fast Women

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Released 2000

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Fast Food, Fast Women

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Director:
Amos Kollek
Released:
2000
Rating:
R
Fast Food, Fast Women is a ensemble romantic comedy following the intertwining lives of the employees and patrons of a New York coffee shop. Bella (Anna Thomson) is a waitress who has been having a long-term affair with a married Broadway producer, George (Austin Pendleton). She decides to break things off and begins a relationship with a cabdriver named Bruno (Jamie Harris). After being burned in previous relationships by sharing her dreams of getting married and having children, Bella decides to take a different approach and tells Bruno that she hates children. Meanwhile, Bruno has just become the caretaker of two young children but is now afraid to tell Bella. Other characters frequenting the diner include a stuttering prostitute, Vitka (Angelica Torn), and Paul (Robert Modica) and Emily (Louise Lasser), an older couple who meet through the classified ads. Fast Food, Fast Women is written and directed by Amos Kollek.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    An intimate, small-scale movie in the nicest sense.

  • 70

    Variety

    Boasts engaging characters, inventive situations and a series of satisfying punchlines that will send viewers out with a smile.

  • 20

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Almost creates a sense of dread as you sit watching its raft of aimless, self-absorbed neurotics clang into one another.

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    Comedy

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    Romantic Comedy, Independent