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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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A woman ahead of her time. A movie that can't be missed. 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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Cyndi Lauper: As a guest at the crochet game party. Lauper sits next to Martha Plimpton's Jane Grant character on the porch. See more »

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Dorothy Parker: It's as if I were a spoiled virgin, and no one will have me!
Robert Benchley: You're not spoiled. Just highly seasoned.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.1 (2001) See more »

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Mrs. Parker: The Tragic Romantic
9 February 2000 | by (Norther California) – See all my reviews

From what I have read of and about Dorothy Parker, she was a paradoxically sad person. A woman that seemed to long for true love but seemed to keep everyone at a safe distance. She seemed to use her cutting wit and great appetite for booze, as a defence against any possible close personal relationship with her friends and peers. The only men in her life were equally committed to keeping their distance and control. This movie captured those feelings and relationships with great acuity. Jennifer Jason Leigh was superb as Dorothy. In fact, all of the actors were fantastic. This film isn't for the crowd that, throng to the next Lethal Weapon sequel in ever growing numbers. Those of you that look for movies with intelligence and style will be greatly rewarded.


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