It's one of those slice-of-life comedies where people talk endlessly
about their problems with relationships. This particular one is narrated
from the feminine point of view, written and directed by women, with Lea
Thompson and Victoria Jackson talking directly to the camera.
IMDb viewers rate it very low, but I don't really agree that it
should be below 5.0. The IMDb voters are not kind to middlebrow
comedies. There are some much worse movies that are rated a point or a
point and a half higher. CS? has some funny moments, and it has some
fairly incisive thoughts about man-woman relationships, packaged in
The famous "how to pretend you are a nice and caring person" schtick
in Magnolia was derived straight out of Andrew Dice Clay's role in this
movie. Diceman was studying a book with a title something like "How to
fake being sensitive".
People underestimate how hard it is to act in comedy. Most actors
aren't any good at it, and most comedians aren't any good at it. It is a
special skill that requires one to be funny, but to stay in character
and make the audience sympathize with you or hate you or whatever is
necessary. So while it is possible that Lea Thompson and Victoria
Jackson won't be stealing any roles from Judy Dench, I think they are
very good at this kind of character-based comedy. I watched them act in
character, and I liked them. So the movie isn't that hard to watch.