Jesse is a man in his mid-thirties who has arrived at a crisis point in his life he cant maintain a successful relationship. Desperate to find out what he has been doing wrong and to fix the mistakes he has made jesse goes... more » on a journey to visit all his past major girlfriends. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 02/06/2007 Starring: Tim Daly Mimi Rogers Run time: 100 minutes Rating: R« less
"This movie list will never make an AFI list, but it is charming. The story of a man who is dumped and loses his greatest love (2 different women) within a few minutes, prompts our "hero" to hit the road and meet his exes and learn where he failed. Shades of High Fidelity, but a very different little film--it is not profound or wickedly funny. It is kind, sweet, and gentle. Sure, you can see how the story will turn out, but the journey is a nice way to spend 100 minutes. Tim Daly, an actor I've never loved,(some one in America watched Wings for 8 seasons--not me) does a great job as Jesse. He is flawed but decent guy who you can't help but root for. I adored the cast, some biggish names, and many not so big, but faces you will remember. Laura Leighton is the true love and she shines. She is beautiful and makes you wonder where she has been (it seems she had child recently). The cast features nice and warm performances from Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Sloane (in the worst writen role in the movie--she is a much better actress than allowed to be here), Elizabeth Pena, Katy Selverstone (she has been Drew Carey), Jami Gertz (who is always a pleasure). Olivia D'Abo does a decent job (but continues her string mediocore films--will Kicking and Screaming be her high point? That outstadning film just might be). Arye Gross is solid as Roman, the best friend. Gross never hit it big, but fits his role well.My favorite performance is by Melora Hardin. I recognize her from many things, but then looking at the filmography, I see movies like Labamda which I've never seen. No matter. She steals the film. The scene she shares with Daly at her apartment is gentle and sweet. Paul Lazarus, director, should have done more with this talented actress. You can't help but fall in love with her when she sings. I hope her career takes off. She deserves it.Enjoy this little movie. It is sweet. Share it with someone you love or to give you a bit of hope if you are alone."
A winner, suitable for both of you
Robin Felix | San Diego, CA United States | 07/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Paul Lazarus has brought together an outstanding ensemble of actors and given them three-dimensional characters and crisp dialog to work with, creating a film that feels like it's filled with your own friends and acquaintances. Spend an afternoon or evening with it, and you'll want your own copy so you can see it again with a friend."
Funny, Romantic Comedy
aaron-the-baron | 02/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Surprising and very funny throughout. Tim Daly is sensational, All the women are great especially Jami Gertz, Melora Hardin and Laura Leighton (Melrose Place). Different, sexy, fun. The score is terrific too featuring songs from Crowded House and other groups. Watch it with your boyfriend, girfriend, significant other. Guaranteed good time."
David L. Charlesworth | Sugar Land, TX United States | 02/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw Seven Girlfriends on HBO late at night while on a business trip - then rented it to watch with my wife as soon as I got home. Even better the 2nd time. A very funny yet insightful movie about relationships and why they work and why they don't. The coolest thing was - about 1/2 through the movie, Melora Hardin and Tim Daly sit down at the piano and Melora plays and sings - no unseen strings or flutes or harps in the background - just Melora, the piano, and her wonderful voice. Absolutely a top-10 of all time scene in a movie - dynamite."
First introspection, then transcendance
aaron-the-baron | Gig Harbor, WA USA | 01/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tim Daly's understated, warm, charming, womanizing veneer shines through in this richly entertaining indie. Paul Lazarus, director of many memorable "Friends" and "Mad About You" episodes, tackles his first feature film here, yet it never really feels like a TV movie. Although his tearful outburst on Mimi Rogers' doorstep was a bit painful to watch, few of Daly's acting limitations come to the surface in "Seven Girlfriends," partly because it's the perfect role for him. But, the real stars are the women he "revisits" on his path of self-discovery. First stop is his first girlfriend, played by Rogers, and all things are not as they first appear. As the uncomfortable discussion unfolds, you really begin to feel for the characters and the movie hooks you. I am a huge fan of "High Fidelity" and comparisons seem almost inevitable, but this film is not the same. It is far from acerbic, but far from sweet, too. My guess is that more guys can relate to Daly's understated charmer than to John Cusack's brooding slacker. Though "Girlfriends" is hardly brilliant like "Fidelity," it's still a nicely told little tale of soul-searching. While the story almost begs to be nothing more than a nonstop collection of cliches, the skillful dialogue and actors keep that from happening. I think that's what I like most about "Seven Girlfriends" - during my entire first viewing, I kept thinking I shouldn't like this movie, since it's not exactly loaded with original ideas, yet everything is executed here with a realistic, understated elegance that I just didn't expect. I'd call it a "guilty pleasure," but it deserves to be more. NOTE TO MOVIE BUFFS: The DVD has some interesting commentary by Daly and Lazarus that brings to light many interesting problems in making a low-budget movie."