Heaven meets Manhattan in this fatastical
g ob ody s
Andrew McCarthy portrays Elliot Shepard, a jaded piano player who complicates
screenplay whenever they were in the
same city and pressed on when
observers dismissed their project as an
The movie ran counter to what was
perceived as the norm for independent
film, which had to do with edginess,
sex, language and violence," Cary said.
Even so, the filmmakers stuck to
their happy ending, cobbling together
the $1 million budget in part from
family and friends and casting actors
such as Kitt and Andrew McCarthy.
They did make one concession to
mainstream audiences, however: "I
was supposed to be Billy Ryan, an
Irish-Catholic girl, but we did a
screen test and Robert said, 'You read
ethnic,'" Rose recalled.
Her character became Billie Golden,
a Jew from Queens. But don't expect
the heroine to get married in shul.
Anything pays homage to 1950s
musicals (there's even a Singin' in the
Rain-style dance sequence), and "can
you see a chuppah in a Vincent
Minnelli movie?" Rose said.
The actress, however, feels like a
character in one of those blithe old
films. "The great thing about this
kind of work is that you have an
opportunity to rewrite your own story
and change the ending," she said. ❑
Anything But Love, originally
scheduled to open today at the
Maple Art Theatre in Bloomfield
Township, has been postponed,
probably until after the first of the
year. Check local movie listings, as
start dates are subject to change.
WRITTEN BY LOIS ROI . SMAN
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