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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  23 November 1994 (USA)
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Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

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Alan Campbell
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Gertrude Benchley
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Eddie Parker
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Mary Kennedy Taylor
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Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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New York in the 1920's. The only place to be was the Algonquin, and the only person to know was Dorothy Parker. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Mrs. Parker and the Round Table  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,144,667 (USA)
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Peter Benchley, the grandson of humorist and featured character Robert Benchley, plays editor Frank Crowninshield. See more »

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Charles MacArthur: I was overcome with a powerful feeling of optimism. I said to myself: this is the lowest point of your life, from here on everything is gonna be an improvement
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Jennifer Jason Leigh at her best

The movie is episodic and depends too much on the viewer's having prior knowledge of the life of Dorothy Parker and her literary friends. Its saving grace is Jennifer Jason Leigh as Mrs. Parker. Her only flaw is that, in trying to look and sound like Parker, her dialog is often hard to understand. Still, one of the greatest and most under-rated performances by an actress in an American film in the 1990s.


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