Synopsis by Mark Deming
Watson (Wendy Hoopes) is a woman in her early twenties who has recently graduated from college and is hoping to make a career for herself as a novelist. Looking for new horizons, Watson has left New York City for the more inviting climate of suburban Connecticut. However, Watson made the mistake of taking her mother's advice and buying a new Volvo, and while Watson dearly loves her car, now she has to find a way to keep up the payments. With jobs in her field not exactly easy to come by, Watson finds herself working a variety of odd and embarrassing jobs to cover her bills, ranging from supermarket checkout clerk to answering calls for a phone sex outfit. 101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo) was the first feature from writer and director Jennifer B. Katz. By the way, if leading lady Wendy Hoopes's voice sounds a bit familiar, it might be because she provided the voice of Jane Lane on the animated television series Daria.
car, job, novel, phone-sex, writer