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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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Alan Campbell
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Gertrude Benchley
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Eddie Parker
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Horatio Byrd
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Jane Grant
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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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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Parker and Mr. Benchley  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,144,667 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Cyndi Lauper makes a cameo as a guest at the crochet game party. She sits next to Martha Plimptons charecter on the porch. See more »

Quotes

[after being chewed out for missing a magazine deadline]
Dorothy Parker: Someone else was using the pencil.
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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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