Personals, The (1982)

A single man (Bill Schoppert) places an ad in the personals, and meets the woman of his dreams (Karen Landry) — only to find out that she’s already married.


Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this slice-of-life romantic comedy has “moments of undeniable charm, as well as believable performances from leads who are [a] welcome change from Hollywood types.” But I disagree with Peary that the film is “almost ruined” by its “self-conscious direction” — nor do I necessarily think, as Peary does, that there’s “too much roller-skating!” I found this sleeper particularly appealing because (like more and more people lately) I met my husband on the internet (after a series of hideous blind dates), and thus can relate to both the humor and the agony of Bill’s situation…

Redeeming Qualities:

  • Bill’s painfully hilarious blind date with “Shelly” — ouch!

Must See?
No, but it’s recommended.


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