Choose Me

Choose Me
Choose Me

Choose Me theatrical poster
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Produced by Carolyn Pfeiffer
David Blocker
Written by Alan Rudolph
Starring Geneviève Bujold
Keith Carradine
Lesley Ann Warren
Music by Phil Woods
Luther Vandross
Teddy Pendergrass (title song)
Cinematography Jan Kiesser
Editing by Mia Goldman
Distributed by Island Alive
Release date(s) August 29, 1984
Running time 114 min.
Country United States
Language English

Choose Me is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Alan Rudolph. It was rated R by the MPAA. The film's tagline is In the middle of the night, when there's no one else...



Nancy, a.k.a. "Dr. Love", is a radio talk show host unskilled at practicing what she preaches. She eventually meets Mickey, a romeo with women whose wildly varied experiences and stories make people assume him to be a compulsive liar.

Mickey also gets to know Eve, who is a former prostitute who now owns a bar bearing her name.

The three lead lonely, unfulfilling lives in Los Angeles. They have never met before, but their experiences become intertwined and complicate a number of lives.


Actor/Actress Role
Geneviève Bujold Nancy
Keith Carradine Mickey
Lesley Ann Warren Eve
Patrick Bauchau Zack Antoine
Rae Dawn Chong Pearl Antoine
John Larroquette Billy Ace
Edward Ruscha Ralph Chomsky
Gailard Sartain Mueller

Critical reaction

The film is reviewed favourably in Pauline Kael's eighth collection of movie reviews State of the Art: "The love roundelay Choose Me, written and directed by Alan Rudolph, on a budget of $835,000, is pleasantly bananas. The songs are performed by Teddy Pendergrass and he's just right. The entire movie has a lilting, loose, choreographic flow to it [...] this low-budget comedy-fantasy has some of the most entertaining (and best-sustained) performances I've seen all year."

The film was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

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