Personals, The (1982)

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.

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Dating
  • Looking for Ms/Mr. Right
  • Romantic Comedy

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 low-budget sleeper (filmed in Minneapolis) particularly appealing because — like more and more people lately — I met my husband on the internet (after a series of bad blind dates), and thus can relate to both the humor and the agony of Bill’s situation.

Redeeming Qualities:

  • Bill’s painfully hilarious first blind date

Must See?
No, but it’s recommended.


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