I wish someone had mentioned this is a TV pilot.
I remember seeing this when I was 15 and thinking it was clever and sophisticated. And it was. Decades later, I finally re-watched it. It is of its time, which is to say the early blossoming of "independent" studio films. These days I would give it three stars, but that's not a slight against the film. It is what it is. A clever introduction to the 1990s, to a re-emergence of auteurs.