In Queens, a group of friends prepares a bachelor party for their childhood friends Ray and Patricia; however Ray has cold feet and is insecure whether there will be wedding. During the party, there are discoveries for most of them. Al, who is married with Carla with two daughters, is a womanizer and meets the wealthy Grace that teaches him a lesson. The musician Dennis, who seems to be proud of living in Hollywood, confesses that he misses the Queens. The gay Eliot gets rid of Jeremy and stays with his friend Marty. Ray meets the gorgeous Asha and finds what he wants.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
User Reviews: Sentimental, nostalgic and supposedly authentic portray of some people and their relations with great music (Joe Jackson et al.) around a wedding under Hellgate Bridge in Queens. Anger, frustration and ideals reach the surface as we get to know these figures. One of them gives the advice: ‘Wanna be happy for the rest of your life? Fall in love with your wife.’ Probably the best advice a young man whose dreams don’t come together can get.
Tom Waits was two years later in Altman’s ‘Short Cuts’ that also deals with several relationships and has no plot. Short Cuts however is more solid and intelligent. This movie is not exceptional in any way, but I’ve seen it three times already because I think it’s a nice movie with good acting about a day in the lives of some young people and that makes me feel good.
The chosen music tells about half of the story. That’s a very good choice of director Rash, especially since there is no real plot. SO, if you’re a person who needs a plot, then don’t watch this movie. In that case try ‘Chinatown’ instead, or ‘the Maltese Falcon’. Or kick in another open door 🙂
I don’t understand why so few people like this film. But then again I also liked Jade (Friedkin, 1995) and Last Seduction (Dahl, 1994): plotfilms with suspense. Maybe it’s just because I like common denominator Linda Fiorentino very much. There is no challenging intellectual material in Queens Logic.