Choose Me

Director: Alan Rudolph
Year Released: 1984
Rating: 3.0

It's a lot like an intelligent dime-store novel, and that's what I enjoyed: Rudolph's story is delightfully intricate, taking multiple characters and weaving their lives together in strange ways (Robert Altman does the same thing). Keith Carradine - looking a little like Klaus Kinski - is released from the mental institute and trying to get to Las Vegas – he doesn’t have the money, so he dabbles around the town he's trapped in, winning over the ladies (by staring at them) and getting into trouble. Some of Rudolph's dialogue is goofy, and I really could have done without the super funky Teddy Pendergrass score, but the atmosphere and wacky performances make it irresistible.