Here's a nice review in Eyecrave DVD: "This film is a throwback to the fun and cheerful indies about twenty to thirty-somethings looking for love and redefining their lives through partying and meeting odd people... The central cast are all strong performers with extensive backgrounds as sidekicks and ensemble players, and the innumerable cameos are hilarious and unexpected."
A 4-star review of the "completely, insanely wonderful Paget Brewster" in MatchFlick: "I ended up laughing hysterically in moments ... I can't deny that this is a perfect, 'Queue and Bake' movie to watch with friends. Or even imaginary ones. Brewster looking all Bettie, by the way? Totally hot. Just wanted to add that in as well."
Henry Rollins (who plays "Psychotic Bartender") was interviewed on The Onion's A.V. Club Web site. He told writer Stephen Thompson:
"I just wrapped up a part in the film Desperate But Not Serious with Claudia Schiffer and Christine Taylor and all these beautiful women. Very strange, to be on the set with, like, 20 drop-dead women who have, besides a professional capacity, zero interest in you. And you're just sitting amongst them, and none of them are looking at you. None of them are talking to you. Claudia Schiffer has bodyguards with her. She's real nice; I mean, no one bugged her. She's mellow. I guess she gets enough crazoids running at her in airports, she kind of has to have her big Samoan man around her. So that was fun..."
The interview is now available in Thompson's book, The Tenacity of the Cockroach: Conversations with Entertainment's Most Enduring Outsiders:
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New Times Los Angeles covered the wrap party for DBNS. Lisa Derrick wrote:
"Shot for $650,000, the comedy -- which finished shooting last Friday night with a scene in the parking lot of Lumpy Gravy (the techno-supper club was starring as an afterhours called the Black Hole) -- traces the trail of Lily (Christine Taylor) and her pal Frances (Paget Brewster) as they pursue the man of Lily's dreams (an etymologist, played by John Corbett) through Los Angeles nightlife.
"Along the way they encounter drag queens, an alt-rock wedding, and a slew of L.A. locals -- Brent Bolthouse as the groom, John Fleck playing a sleazy producer/agent/manager, Bill Cusack as Trendy Guy, the infamous Pink Dot delivery cars, and the working-very-hard-on-her-character-motivation Claudia "Stanislavsky-Babe" Schiffer as studious party-girl Gigi -- who turns out to be the deus ex machina for the film's happy ending.
Sunday at the Opium Den, Bow Wow Wow played a quick set for the Desperate cast and crew's wrap party. Though supermodel Schiffer didn't show, Rollins did. (This is the second film Hank has shot in the last two months; the other is Warner Bros.' Frost. On top of that, he's got a new book called Solipsist due out August 1, with a CD and long-form video following in September. The last was directed by Modi, an old pal of Fishman and Rollins, who was busily chatting away at the bash.)
"Also in attendance: Cusack, Taylor, Brewster, and other cast members. Except for Big Pink...."