PUCCINI FOR BEGINNERS
New York writer and opera addict Allegra loves her girlfriend Samantha, but can’t commit. When Samantha leaves her, Allegra rebounds with handsome philosophy professor Philip as well as the irresistibly beautiful, recently single Grace. Allegra juggles secret relationships with both of them, never suspecting that Philiip and Grace have a connection of their own. With a sophisticated blend of humor and irony, this screwball sex comedy twists and turns with all the drama of classic Puccini.
“Has a likable smartness to it; like a good Woody Allen film with a gay twist.” – Seattle Times
Fresh Manhattan locations prove as photogenic as the leads, and the supporting actors — especially Tina Benko as a glacial, impeccably dressed amazon — don’t miss a beat of Maggenti’s snappy dialogue.
– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
It’s amiable enough but there’s nothing on show to make it stand out from the average rom-com.
– Caroline Westbrook, Empire Magazine
An engaging romantic quadrangle.
– Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
Country of Origin: USA
Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 82 minutes
Rating: Not Rated