Tongue-in-cheek look at 20-something singles clubbing and partying in L.A.; it’s organized into 15 chapters from overview and preparation to partying and the morning after. Voice-over narration, charts and graphs, and visits to a research laboratory punctuate the story of a single night when groups of friends go out, drink alcohol, take drugs, dance and talk, and look for someone to go home with. Dangers, minor and major, await those who don’t plan well or behave foolishly, and the rewards, even for those who plan well, are few. But the species’ survival may depend on these rituals.
User Reviews: Remarkably entertaining and refreshing little comedy here. The cast of unknowns do a spot-on job of portraying their roles, the writer and director had something … well, not new, but not overdone, and interesting to say, and, as other reviewers have said – this is true. I have known these people, and even been a few of them. There were very few laugh-out-loud moments – but there were an awful lot of delighted grin times here.
Your experience may be very much a matter of taste – I also thought _Romance and Cigarettes_ and _Go!_ were fun, couldn’t make it through more than 30 minutes of _Click_, and have no interest in trying _Dumb and Dumber_, _Jackass_, or _Napoleon Dynamite_. If you need overblown to enjoy comedy, skip this one. If subtle, wry wit works for you – enjoy it.