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182 Ratings

Choose Me

Directed by Alan Rudolph
United States, 1984
Comedy, Drama, Romance


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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Choose Me Directed by Alan Rudolph

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

1984 | Winner: International Critics' Award

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1984 | Winner: New Generation Award

1984 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

In Choose Me (1984), [Rudolph] dissects the sexual mores of the 80s as precisely as did Arthur Schnitzler those of Vienna at the turn of the last century, but there is nothing Duran Duran in this movie, otherwise distinguished by a neo-noirish vision of urbanity and a spirit that is close to that of old barrelhouse blues.
May 28, 2018
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Choose Me, which the Quad will present on 35mm, never fails to live up to the carnal need — and menace — promised in its title… The opening credit sequence emits its own pheromones, its come-on irresistible.
May 02, 2017
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Rudolph’s best films are unique amalgams of film noir atmospherics, screwball-style dialogue, sinuous camerawork reminiscent of classic musicals, and a profound sense of romantic longing. CHOOSE ME is not just Rudolph’s most characteristic film, but also one of the best American films of the 1980s, a romantic roundelay infused with mystery and danger.
April 14, 2017
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