Picks and Pans Review: Go Fish

updated 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner

Max has a simple goal: "I just want to find a girlfriend," she says. How she finds one, and how her friends conspire to make sure that the two fall in love, is at the heart of this funny, fresh romantic comedy. Made on a shoestring budget, Go Fish does for young urban lesbians what Spike Lee did for black urban professionals in She's Gotta Have It: It opens a door on which big studio filmmakers never even bother to knock.

The find in the movie is Turner, who plays Max as a slouchily adorable, wisecracking mass of longing. (Turner cowrote the screenplay with director Rose Troche and copped many of the best lines for herself.) Although Troche sometimes gets carried away with flashy camera work and political hectoring, Go Fish is a promising debut and—this is what counts—infectious fun. (Not Rated)

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