The Pick-up Artist

THE PICK-UP ARTIST (15)

D: James Toback
20th Century Fox (Warren Beatty & David L. MacLeod)
US 1987
81mins

Comedy/Romance

W: James Toback
DP: Gordon Willis
Ed: David Bretherton & Angelo Corrao
Mus: Georges Delerue

Molly Ringwald (Randy Jensen), Robert Downey, Jr. (Jack Jericho), Dennis Hopper (Flash Jensen), Harvey Keitel (Alonzo Scolara), Danny Aiello (Phil Harper), Mildred Dunnock (Nellie)

Molly Ringwald continues with her Pretty In Pink typecast in this rom-com of the John Hughes mould.
Robert Downey, Jr., in one of his earliest roles, plays a smug womaniser who falls for Ringwald, but while her alcoholic father is in trouble with gangsters, she doesn't have any time for love.
Enjoyable for the duration, which at 81 minutes is incredibly light, but also completely forgettable. The biggest surprise about it is that it wasn't written nor directed by John Hughes.
4/10
 
Molly Ringwald & Robert Downey, Jr. in The Pick-up Artist
Molly Ringwald & Robert Downey, Jr. in The Pick-up Artist