The Last Days Of Disco

Early '80s nostalgia from the perspective of the tragically unhip: Writer-director Whit Stillman's chronicle of the boogie-oogie-oogie era bypasses supermodels and scene-makers in favor of the often humiliating experiences of expensively educated WASPs whose pedigrees count for everything on the job market and nothing at the velvet ropes. At the story's...read more

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The Last Days of Disco, from director Whit Stillman, is a cleverly comic look at the early 1980s Manhattan party scene from the vantage point of the late nineties. At the center of the film’s roundelay of revelers are the icy Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) and the demure Alice (Chloë Sevigny), by day toiling as publishing house assistants and by night looking for romance and entertainment at a Studio 54–like club. Brimming with Stillman’s trademark dry humor, The Last Days of Disco is an affectionate yet unsentimental look at the end of an era.

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  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Early '80s nostalgia from the perspective of the tragically unhip: Writer-director Whit Stillman's chronicle of the boogie-oogie-oogie era bypasses supermodels and scene-makers in favor of the often humiliating experiences of expensively educated WASPs wh… (more)

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