This was the first Hal Hartley movie I'd ever seen, rented from a local video store based on the cover, before I knew him or his style. it wasnt what I was expecting, which i guess was a mix of tarantino and clerks. Being seventeen and silly I was bummed out.
Since then I've seen mostly all of his others and forgot a lot about this-- ironically while back then this was the only movie of his that could easily be found anywhere, now its the most difficult to find.
On the rewatch, its pretty fun. the photographys better than i remember most of his other films before it and up until Henry Fool, the colors seem more... cohesive? I dunno. Isabella Huppert is great and i wish Elina Lowensohn was in more stuff these days (the dance scene with her in Simple Men is so cool). Related, its fun spotting the indie bands playing in the background.