Somebody to Love

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Somebody to Love ★★ ½ 1994 (R)

Spunky taxi dancer Mercedes (Perez) wants to be an actress despite the bad luck actor/boyfriend Harry (a subdued Keitel) has. One of her clients is the bumpious Ernesto (De Lorenzo), who quickly becomes infatuated by Mercedes and, to impress her, takes a job with local racketeer Emillio (Quinn). Ernesto even decides to take a contract hit to get the money Mercedes needs to help out Harry, leading to tragedy. Confusing look at the fringes of the L.A. showbiz scene, with lots of missed chances though Perez gets some flashy diva scenes. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Edward (Eddie) Bunker, Rosie Perez, Harvey Keitel, Michael Delorenzo, Anthony Quinn, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Gerardo Mejia, Paul Herman; Cameos: Angel Aviles, Quentin Tarantino; D: Alexandre Rockwell; W: Alexandre Rockwell, Sergei Bodrov.