The Pick-up Artist
THE PICK-UP ARTIST (15)
D: James Toback
20th Century Fox (Warren Beatty & David L. MacLeod)
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. It really feels like it could be one of his movies.