Choose Me (1984)

Director
Alan Rudolph

Main cast
Geneviève Bujold; Keith Carradine; Lesley Ann Warren; Patrick Bauchau; Rae Dawn Chong

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and anxieties about love and acceptance.


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