54 (1998)

“[voiceover] A guy named Steve Rubell had a dream: To throw the best damned party the world had ever seen and to make it last forever. He built a world where fantasy was put up as reality and where an 80-year-old disco queen could dance till dawn. Where models mingled with mechanics, plumbers danced with princes. It was a place where all labels were left behind. A place where there were no rules. ” – Shane O’Shea

Number of Times Seen – Twice (16 Oct 2008 and 2 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A new employee at one of the most famous and exclusive New York nightclubs in the 70’s learns about life and love while working there.

My Take on it – Really boring story that should be so much more interesting.

They present the story in a very bland way and it fails to be interesting in anything that they show here.

The cats is quite talented with Ryan Phillipe, Mike Myers, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Seal Ward, Sherry Stringfeld and Breckin Meyer all having prominent roles, but none manage to make us care about anything that they do along the way.

The characters are all quite superficial in the way that they are presented and instead of being three dimensional, they all feel like stereotypes and caricatures which hurts things far too much.

They present the kind of life that these kinds of people lived, but none of it is done in a more interesting way that would help make the story more enjoyable to watch.

The music is the one fun thing about this film, but that isn’t even though to help make things more interesting to watch unfold which is quite a shame.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Disco Dottie is based on Disco Sally (Sally Lippman). Born in 1900, she earned her moniker through the crazy dance moves she brought to Studio 54 during her widowhood. The grand-matriarch of nightlife, known for her wild dancing even at an advanced age, was the ultimate club kid. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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