The only unfortunate thing about this film was the timing of its release. It (as well as another 'lost treasure' of horror -- MAY) were both overshadowed by the promotional hyperbole of the sub-par CABIN FEVER. Hopefully, this review will assist in getting this film the status of cult classic it deserves.
The plot breaks down very simply to an introverted guy who falls for his new pretty assistant. He is so atrophied with shyness that he feebly rejects HER offers of going out. So what's this poor, misuderstood sap to do . . .?
Empty his bank account to order a life-like sex doll detailed to resemble his assistant, of course!
However, the real fun starts when he finally does begin to develop a relationship with the young woman . . . And the love doll jealously begins voicing her resentments . . .
I have no intention of spoiling the various twists and turns that occur after this. So, hopefully, the basic set-up will convince more adventurous moviephiles (Horror fans or otherwise) to take a chance on this little gem.
All I can say is "The English Patient" sequence is, at once, insane, hilarious and more than worth the price of a rental. Guys, you will never feel the same watching a chick flick on the couch with your sweetie (plastic or otherwise).