In Theaters. Coming Soon. Best of Netflix. Best of Amazon. When Will I Be Loved
Over the years director James Toback has taken a beating, from critics and audiences alike, for making movies that fixate lasciviously on beautiful young women. What Toback's detractors have often missed is that in movies like "The Pick-Up Artist" and "Two Girls and a Guy," he's just as fixated on the unmanageability of the male libido: It's more of a mystery to him even than the unknowability of womankind. In fact, Toback's best movies aren't interesting for what they tell us about women which is pretty much nothing , but for the way he tips his hand so honestly to reveal what he knows about men. If Toback has occasionally, or even often, been guilty of clueless sexism, he has clomped around just as boldly in the territory of male sexual befuddlement.
Directed by: James Toback. When Will I be Loved is an hour's worth of story that lasts 81 minutes. The first twenty minutes or so do nothing but introduce us to the main characters of the film in scenes that feel improvised -- but not in a good or interesting way. And while the actual plot, when it finally starts, is entertaining enough, the memory of those first twenty minutes haunts your enjoyment of the rest of the movie. Neve Campbell stars as Vera, the daughter of rich parents with an amazing apartment in Manhattan.
When Will I Be Loved. Any love for the DVD? Let's start with the punchline: This movie sucks.