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I'm not sure of the purpose behind James Toback's TWO GIRLS AND A GUY. Is it to watch Robert Downey Jr.'s character squirm, when confronted by two girlfriends (Natasha Gregson Wagner and the of- ficially lovely Heather Graham) who don't know about each other? Is it to watch the women, who talk and behave like, well, people in bad movies? (After he arrives, they... hang out in his apart- ment. And then... they have a friendly conversation! And then, one of 'em has some sex, while the other waits in the living room!) There's plenty more strangeness, all of which takes place in real-time, in a single setting. (During readings from "Ham- let," Downey drops the film's best line: "I *am* the melancholy Dane.") Far from unwatchable, TWO GIRLS is still a slow-go. Downey, however, gives a relatively amazing performance while getting called every imaginable name in the book. (I'd love to see that list!) But, you know, if you *really* wanna see some relationship sparks, stay home and watch Jerry Springer. It's free *and* you can change the channel when they stop throwing chairs. (Rated "R"/93 min.) Grade: C- Copyright 1998 Michael J. Legeros Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros
Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: He Shoots! He Doesn't Score!