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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

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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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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Biography | Drama

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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 Mr. Benchley  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,144,667 (USA)
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The movie was made around 1993 then first released in 1994, all around the centenary of the birth of Dorothy Parker (portrayed in the movie by Jennifer Jason Leigh) who had been born on 22nd August 1893. See more »

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[after being chewed out for missing a magazine deadline]
Dorothy Parker: Someone else was using the pencil.
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A fine period/bio-pic about a timless writer

This movie gave a very revealing account of Dorothy Parker and her rapport with the denizens of the Algonquin Round Table. Done in flashback, this movie is easy on the psyche and filled with ascerbic darts that are bounced among the members of the Round Table. One could feel the pain felt by Mrs. Parker as she fights to survive as a writer, and a person, searches for a meaning to life, and wonders why true love is as elusive as masterpiece poetry and short stories roll from her pen.


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