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  • Summary: In the last months of the disco era, a popular dance club becomes the center of nightlife for a group of young people who recently arrived in Manhattan. (Castle Rock)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Stillman brings his usual sharp wit to this exploration of upper-middle-class angst, completing the comic trilogy he began with "Metropolitan" and "Barcelona."
  2. The fetching cast (including Jennifer Beals as a histrionic girlfriend), while a long way from Gwyneth and Matt stature, nevertheless reflects Stillman’s enhanced status as an established indie talent.
  3. 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 that bind his characters into collective friendship.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    [Stillman] has a keen sense of group dynamics and a fine comic ear.
  5. Eavesdropping on the glib conversations of witty urbanites can be a pleasant diversion, but after so much volubility, you might find yourself wishing that they would all just shut up and dance.
  6. 63
    It all feels about as spontaneous as a concrete blueprint.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    This is a rhythmless, stupefying work. A person with no discernible pulse ought not to be directing a movie about disco.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2