Alice King
September 17, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Somewhere in the City

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Sandra Bernhard, Bai Ling
director
Ramin Niami
genre
Comedy

We gave it a D

This would-be romp about six denizens of a New York City apartment building comes off as self-conscious wackiness with precious little charm. Bernhard’s sad-sack therapist finds love — as a dominatrix! Ling’s virginal exchange student enters a green-card marriage — with a transsexual! By the time Ed Koch cameos as the kidnap victim of a trust-fund Marxist, viewers will whimper along with the former mayor, ”This ain’t funny!” D

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