Bright Lights, Big City

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Released 1988

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Director:
James Bridges
Released:
1988
Rating:
R
An aspiring author, hurt and depressed over a painful separation from his girlfriend, embarks on a hedonistic and frantic journey through New York City's nightlife sub-culture.

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Fox is very good in the central role (he has a long drunken monologue that is the best thing he has ever done in a movie). To his credit, he never seems to be having fun as he jour...

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    So you figure, what the hell, go with it and enjoy it for what it is, which is C-plus, but A-minus for effort and B-plus for honesty, and since you gave the book a D-minus, you dec...

  • 63

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Save for the compelling oddity of seeing Michael J. Fox as a cocaine addict, this drama offers nothing special. [1 Apr 1988, p.A]

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