Sean Young is flighty, but likable as a sexually uninhibited city gal looking for Mr. Right after spending too much time with a variety of "Mr. Right Now's." After following a friend to Los Angeles, Young ends up working as a chef in a restaurant owned by what appears to be the obvious good-guy (John Heard) she's been waiting for. Alas, to think such would go against the overall feel of the movie created by writer/director Zoe Clarke-Williams who, along with James Andronica and actress-turned-scribe Karen Black, turn Margaret Diehl's novel into a cinematic curio that's at once charming and completely baffling.
Young's character is puzzling - at times extremely fun and outgoing, and yet frequently distrusting and guarded. While it's apparent she's looking for a man to spend her life with, it's also evident she's having a bit too much fun gaining "experience" by sleeping with all manner of different guys (and in one scene, nearly experimenting with Shawnee Smith who here has the worst hair EVER seen on film). Essentially a parable about promiscuity and the double-standard society has for men and women when it comes to sex, director Clarke-Williams handicaps her message a bit with the casting of Young who is terrific, yet so odd that it seems almost as if she's not at all "a typical woman."
That's too bad, because investigating (and eliminating) existing Western sexual double standards is a worthy and noble cause. As a result Men ends up little more than a quirky, off-beat character study.