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Unmade Beds
Unmade Beds
Actors: Aimee Copp, Michael De Stefano, Brenda Monte, Mikey Russo, Heather Feeney
Director: Nicholas Barker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
R     2001     1hr 35min

At first glance, Nicholas Barker's documentary about four New York City singles seeking partners through personal ads looks like it's trying to be a hipper, East Coast version of the Cameron Crowe hit Singles. The characte...  more »


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Actors: Aimee Copp, Michael De Stefano, Brenda Monte, Mikey Russo, Heather Feeney
Director: Nicholas Barker
Creators: William Rexer, Nicholas Barker, Paul Binns, Gretchen McGowan, Michael Porte, Sam Bickley, Steve Wax
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: New Yorker Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/06/2001
Original Release Date: 08/07/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 08/07/1998
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A great overlooked film
Curmudgeon | West Australia | 11/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Unmade Beds" cleverly uses the motif of the dating game to take a clear-eyed, penetrating look at modern neurosis and how the myriad distractions of urban life mirror our fractured sense of self. The four characters are initially quite sympathetic in their quest for love, but as the film progresses they reveal a pathological sense of self-loathing and meaninglessness, in turn making them very unattractive. It's a very entertaining and vastly underrated film, and the soundtrack is in fact very witty and contemporary. Recommended."
Watch this with a group of friends -- a party starter
Curmudgeon | 08/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is an insightful look at loneliness. The great part about it is that its not obsessed with youth -- the youngest person profiled is 28. Four people vent about being single in the big city. This film is at times cruel, sad, and hilarious. Reportedly, parts of the film were scripted but even then it's amazing how candid and relaxed these people appear before the camera. The director whittled down dozens of profiles to focus on four people in particular and he got four compelling stories. Well worth a rental and much, much better than another "documentary" about a poor shlep who filmed his dating life in L.A.., "20 Dates". Unfortunately, that film got much more publicity than "Unmade Beds"."
Unmade Beds is completely fascinating
Steve E. Wax | New York, NY USA | 09/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought the soundtrack on this film was sensational -- and I was completely captivated by the story of these four singles lives. I highly, highly recommend you buy a copy."
In between a movie and a documentary, excellent soundtrack
John Lefteratos | New York | 10/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nicholas Barker gives us a voyeuristic view of the life of four single people living in NYC. At times it feels like a documentary, but the truth is, some parts of the movie were scripted.Although some moments in the movie were brilliantly funny. Barker does a good job of capturing the characters feelings on dating in NYC. If you've ever lived in New York or any other big city, and been single, you'll appreciate this movie. If you've ever thought you were a loser because you couldn't get a date, see this movie. One of the things Barker does in this movie is focus on some negative traits of the characters; almost as if he is mocking them. Therefore making the viewer pity the characters in the movie and life in New York. Over all a funny yet sad comment on single life in the big city."