The Last Days of Disco (1998)

last days of disco“Yuppie stands for “young upwardly mobile professional”. Nightclub flunkie is not a professional category. I wish we were yuppies. Young, upwardly mobile, professional. Those are *good* things, not bad things. ” – Des

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 May 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Two friends search for love and fun while frequenting famous disco clubs nightly during the early 80’s

My Take on it – This is a movie that I never had much interest in seeing and now that I’ve seen it, I don’t feel better either way.

I found the characters to be very average and can’t say that anyone did a bad job here. I also cant say anyone did a great job either because I couldn’t feel for any of the characters or their situations on more than a superficial level.

There are too many converging storylines and I felt that it wasn’t focused enough because of that.

My favorite part of the movie was the credits scene (not because it was the end) because it was choreographed and shot so well that I wished the rest of the movie had been as interesting.

Bottom Line – An average movie. I couldn’t connect to any of the characters more than superficially. Too many converging storylines makes it a bit confusing. Credits scene is done extremely well and to me was the most memorable part of this movie.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Castle Rock, the studio that produced the film, wanted a big name to star in the “Alice” role. They put in a call to Winona Ryder’s agent with a firm offer. In the meantime, Chloe Sevigny read for the part and was perfect for the role, according to Whit Stillman. They were able to get out of the offer to Ryder because her agent took four days to return the call. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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