The Last Days of Disco

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Released 1998

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Director:
Whit Stillman
Released:
1998
Rating:
R
Director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan) returns to New York nightlife themes, this time with a very danceable beat. Two beautiful recent college graduates played by Kate Beckinsale (Serendipity) and Chlöe Sevigny ("Big Love") escape at night from their publishing jobs and terrible apartment to the most popular dance club of disco's waning days in the early '80s, with New Wave breezes blowing in fashion and music.

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  • 90

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Humorously and fondly, with an entertaining supply of what he has called "prosaic license," Stillman again displays a pitch-perfect ear for both the cattiness and the camaraderie t...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Disco's exceptional acting ensemble is especially successful at capturing the brittle rituals of this specific group of genteel, well-spoken young people on the cusp of adulthood.

  • 50

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Whit Stillman's stiff directorial approach ill suits the sensual ambiance of the club scene so intently depicted, and the mostly self-conscious, uptight characters seem to have mad...

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