Virtually plotless, VERY CLOSE QUARTERS makes a laughable attempt at depicting living conditions in modern-day Moscow where 31 people share a cramped communal flat. As the mass of Soviet citizens elbow each other for breathing room, a story of sorts emerges. Galina (Shelley Winters)--an
unwed mother who doesn't want her pretty young daughter, Vera (Lee Taylor Allen), to suffer the same fate--tries to play matchmaker for her child. The target of Galina's obsession is Vera's wealthy but alcoholic boss, Kiril (Paul Sorvino). Vera, however, has her own ideas. Boring, obnoxious, and
bereft of any comic value, VERY CLOSE QUARTERS is maddeningly inept. The filmmakers make...