Broadway Damage | Chicago Reader

Broadway Damage

Unremittingly coy yet engaging in a silly kind of way, this 1997 comedy about young NYU graduates negotiating love and careers in Manhattan is intended, according to director Victor Mignatti, as an antidote to cynicism. Best friends Marc, an actor, and Cynthia, an overweight, rich shopaholic, become roommates in a Greenwich Village dump that they transform overnight with an avant-garde decorating job worthy of a magazine spread. From this citadel Marc ogles the local men, searching for his “perfect ten,” while Cynthia wallows in neuroses and schemes for the job of her dreams, assistant to Tina Brown. Marc?s friend Robert, a nerdy songwriter who has the hots for Marc, is doomed to play the court jester in their lives. Mignatti?s take on romance, primarily gay romance, is of the mush-for-brains variety, and his male characters while away the time in starry-eyed contemplation of the mostly inaccessible objects of their lust until false values fall away moments before a happy ending. In the press kit Mignatti, who spent five years directing television commercials, is quoted as saying, “I wanted to put a movie into the world that spoke to the romantic idealist in all of us.” Somehow Broadway Damage speaks loudest to the teenage sap in all of us.


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