Romance and Cigarettes

Rating = B-

This is an often-vulgar-and sometimes-just-bawdy film with little plot, lots of over-the-top acting, lots of (deliberately) amateurish musical numbers, a fairly obvious moral by the end, and an obvious lack of serious direction. Still, it is sometime funny and some of the well known actors in the cast really provide the viewer with a jolt. Some of the reviewers didn't like the device of having the actors sing along with other original performers of musical numbers; I thought this was effective.