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      How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

      R Released Jul 28, 2006 1 hr. 30 min. Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 22% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Romantic problems plague a widower, his friend, an indebted bookie, the bookie's mistress, and a couple with disparate views. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It was great to see Jason Alexander in a movie, but this movie is nothing spectacular. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a wonderful movie to watch on a date! Directed and produced by Michelle Danner (the renowned acting coach at Edgemar who also stars in this as a sex-crazed eccentric), How to Go out on a Date in Queens perfectly blends comedy, romance, drama and features an interesting ensemble of character actors. Interestingly, Jason Alexander has the least comedic role out of the cast as a gambler in trouble for owing money. He is always great though in everything he does. Christine Dunford is hilarious as his lover who will do anything to help him out and be with him. Ron Perlman has a small role as the gambler hunting down Jason Alexander's character. Stan (played by Brian Drillinger) narrates the beginning of the film and sets the tone with his New Yorker accent as the dating expert with very specific rules. Right after the narration, he is seen advising his widowed friend, Artie (played by the handsome Rob Estes), on what to do on a date since he hasn't dated for many years. Artie is a nice blue collar worker who is broken-hearted over his dead wife. He isn't familiar with the game playing and bullshitting of the dating world that Stan encourages. Stan sets him up on a date with Laura (Michelle Danner) while on a double-date with his girlfriend (played by the adorable Kimberly Williams-Paisley). Hilarity then ensues on this "worst date ever" while other side stories are interspersed throughout. Michelle Danner is a riot in this! I couldn't stop laughing when she hits on Artie! I loved the music, the story and the acting. How to Go out on a Date in Queens is quite a charming little film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Multiple-story movies rarely succeed. And Rob Estes' breakdown scene shifts from touching to awkwardly ridiculous. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member different relationship stories of the people in a restaurant in a day...not funny, sometimes cute, and all with a happy ending...not a must to see, only if there is nothing else to watch... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Truly mediocre, yet we watched it till the end. You can find better than this, even if you've picked your video store clean. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member indie rom com with lacklustre cast and a semi-heart-filled ending. many truths hit home. jason alexander was a nutsack in this one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Stephanie Lysaght L.A. Weekly There are a lot of stories here, and, perhaps because none of them could sustain an entire film, they all ended up in this one. Jul 27, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Romantic problems plague a widower, his friend, an indebted bookie, the bookie's mistress, and a couple with disparate views.
      Director
      Michelle Danner
      Production Co
      Lady Marmalade Music
      Rating
      R (Language|Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 28, 2006, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 11, 2016