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Henry Jaglom Collection, Vol. 2: The Comedies [DVD]

Release Date:05/07/2013
This collection of three comedies from independently-minded director Henry Jaglom includes Sitting Ducks, New Year's Day: Time to Move On, and Can She Bake a Cherry Pie.

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    Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
    After a man (Michael Emil) and a woman (Karen Black) meet and begin to become romantically involved, his confirmed bachelorhood and her post-divorce trauma start to clash. As their interactions become more complex, and they move from one scenario to the next, they begin to learn more about one another. Director and writer Henry Jaglom used his non-tradtional filmmaking approach on this feature: set up the scene, let the actors improvise, and edit the result. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    New Year's Day
    Filmmaker Henry Jaglom plays the leading male role in his characteristically gabby New Year's Day. Jaglom is a writer who insists upon asking disturbing and intrusive questions to the revellers at a New Year's Eve party. His inclusion in the story is explained by having him sublet a California apartment where the previous attendants show no signs of leaving. The crazy-quilt Dramatis Personae include lesbian PR-agent Gwen Welles, erstwhile actress/activist Maggie Jakobson, and lustful fashion-photographer Melanie Winter. Periodically interrupting the steady stream of spontaneous-sounding conversation between these three is Jakobson's randy boyfriend David Duchovny and famed Czech director Milos Forman as a janitor (!). As always, Henry Jaglom is a matter of taste, but you'll very likely want to see New Year's Day for a glimpse at a pre X-Files David Duchovny. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Sitting Ducks
    In this enjoyable comedy, an outlandish heist of mobster money, taken by Simon (Michael Emil) the syndicate's bookkeeper, provides the momentum that starts the action. The brash Simon and his undermotivated cohort Sidney (Zack Norman) are in a wild ride down the East Coast to catch a plane to safety in a Latin American country. Along the way they hook up with Jenny (Patrice Townsend), a flirtatious fox, and Leona (Irene Forrest), a walking inferiority complex. The mix of these four characters provides enough hilarity to keep audiences entertained right through the twist at the end of the story. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Karen Black
      Karen Black - Zee
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      Michael Emil - Eli
    • Michael Margotta
      Michael Margotta - Larry
    • Frances Fisher
      Frances Fisher - Louise
    • Paul Williams
      Paul Williams - Zee's Husband

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