Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Last Days of Disco (1998)

Whit Stillman's third film - another comedy of manners. I liked it, even though it only works about half as well as Stillman's first film, Metropolitan. The characters mainly fret about the social system they exist in; some, not all, of the dialog is witty, and the movie is beautifully filmed, especially the scenes that take place outside of the disco, an unconvincing Studio 54 stand-in. The worst part of the film is the sub-plot involving a corrupt club-owner, but the best part (and the reason I'd go see any future Whit Stillman movie) is that he values wit over melodrama.

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