Eating Raoul

Eating Raoul

1982, NR Directed by Paul Bartel. Starring Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Buck Henry, Ed Begley Jr..

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Sept. 9, 1999

Paul Bartel is a gentleman of the perverse. This hilarious comedy is a demented take on how the modern Blandings build their dream house: by knocking out the "perverts" who answer their personal ads.

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