Sure, sounds plausible enough, but it came off as a weak result.What was one of the more funny things in "Speed-Dating" was the tranny at the event and also the guy who rarely got to sit down and talk with the ladies.Though it follows the reductive paradigms of men-on-the-make laffers, the low-budget, flatly shot pic rarely turns nastily shrill or swaggeringly stupid in tone; redemption and/or sanity is usually waiting in the wings.Winner of the Pan-African fest’s audience award, “Speed-Dating” will rely on word of mouth after its Oct. Pic’s romantic hero, Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan), is as irresistible to women as he is impervious to commitment.High-camp musical encounters in a gay bar confirm his fashion sense but fail to fully pin down his choice of bedmates. Genelle Brooks; sound, Umbe Aden; supervising sound editor/sound designer, Marcus Blanchard; choreographers, Maryam Toussaint Khallaayoun, Wesley Jonathan; casting, Amber Bickham. With: With: Wesley Jonathan, Chico Benymon, Leonard Armond Robinson, Mekita Faiye, Vanessa Simmons, Chris Elliott, Kelly Perine, Clint Howard, Mary Alexandra Stiefvater, Roxanne Reese, Tony T. Visually, “Speed-Dating” seldom strays far from brightly colored, head-on sketch comedy; many of its goofier conceits, such as Elliott’s recurring appearance as a blue-bodied liquor-license inspector, fail to read as anything but willfully weird. No matter what they do, nothing ever goes right for them.
He has net worth in millions, which proves his worth in the industry.
Primal scenes of abandonment by his mother pop up at regular intervals to explain his chauvinism, if not his failure to visit the institutionalized, hedge-jumping aunt (Roxanne Reese) who left him her fortune.
Finally succeeding in shaking off his obsessively clinging g.f., Frenchita (Mary Alexandra Stiefvater), Too Cool promptly falls hard for his apparent soulmate, beauteous painter Danielle (Mekita Faiye, one of the pic’s producers) — only to discover, after several blissful montages, a major fly in the ointment.
So I watched it with a clean slate and no expectations.
I sat down to watch "Speed-Dating" without having heard anything about it previously.