MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,188 this week

The New Age (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  16 September 1994 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 792 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 8 critic

Episodic movie about a rich yuppie couple who, going broke, can't decide if they want to stay together and meanwhile openly sleep around and experiment with different lifestyles.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 99 titles
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The New Age" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The New Age (1994)

The New Age (1994) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The New Age.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Holt McCallany, Michael Badalucco, Nicholas Turturro
The Rapture (1991)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

Director: Michael Tolkin
Stars: Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Darwyn Carson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.

Director: Jeff Stanzler
Stars: Tim Roth, Alexis Arquette, Danitra Vance
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A beach runner and bookworm (Goldblum) has difficulty communicating with his son. He meets a psychic on a pier at the beach and soon his world turns topsy-turvy with a serial killer coming ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mones
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rory Cochrane, Famke Janssen
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This is a sequel to the movie, Superfly. In it Nathan Purdee is now playing the role of Priest who was played by Ron O'Neal in the previous movie. In it Eddie, Priest's old partner, was ... See full summary »

Director: Sig Shore
Stars: Nathan Purdee, Margaret Avery, Leonard L. Thomas
Road to Ruin (1991)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Jack Sloan is a very wealthy American business man working in Paris who falls in love with a beautiful model. After a seed of doubt is planted by an associate that she is probably after his... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Brandstrom
Stars: Peter Weller, Carey Lowell, Michel Duchaussoy
On My Own (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Simon Henderson is at boarding school in Canada while his father works in Hong Kong, and his mother lives in England. When his parents visit him in the holidays, Simon discovers that his ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Tibaldi
Stars: Matthew Ferguson, Judy Davis, David McIlwraith
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Director: James Bond III
Stars: James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »

Director: E. Max Frye
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner
Iron Maze (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroaki Yoshida
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Bridget Fonda, Hiroaki Murakami
Kangaroo (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups.

Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Colin Friels, Judy Davis, John Walton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Peter Witner
...
Katherine Witner
...
Jean Levy
Rachel Rosenthal ...
Sarah Friedberg
...
Jeff Witner
...
Alison Gale
...
Misha
Tanya Pohlkotte ...
Bettina
...
Ellen Saltonstall
...
Anna
...
Lyle
...
Laura
...
Mary Netter
...
Dale Deveaux
...
Sandi Rego
Edit

Storyline

Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find meaning to their empty lives, they follow various New Age gurus and other such groups. Eventually, they hit rock bottom and have make some hard decisions. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A shopping spree for the morally bankrupt.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A legesleg├║jabb kor  »

Box Office

Gross:

$245,217 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Isabelle Adjani was cast in Judy Davis' role, but left the production before shooting began. See more »

Quotes

Peter Witner: Money isn't money. Money is an expression of something else!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Why Gump, Why Now? (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dry, black comedy. Those who don't like it didn't get it.
7 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The previous reviewer's comments mysteriously do not allude to the terrific humor of this film. It is a clever, understated, totally deadpan comedy. If you like black, dry humor, this film is for you. At the same time it skewers the vapidly self-affirming culture of the wealthy, new age set. Slowly, Peter Weller and Judy Davis's characters' natures are purified in the furnace of self-destruction, until they discover their true selves -- mediocrity and greed, which lately pretended to be new age spirituality. A succession of fatuous gurus pushes them down the slope of destruction, until finally Samuel Jackson, in a fabulous cameo, teaches Peter Weller how to attain ultimate truth through techniques of visualization. By this point, the Davis-Weller characters have lost their jobs, their wealth, their "friends", their home, their failed business, and their relationship (did I mention the affairs?), and, perhaps, all illusions that there was anything at their core.

With the exception of one or two scenes, everything in this film is deliciously subtle and understated, but all the more wickedly funny for it. You might not realize how good it is at first. A second viewing will really help your appreciation of it.

If this film doesn't make you laugh, grasshopper, then perhaps you still do not know yourself.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who painted the Three Ships? miraesto
patricdia heaton mikeylikess99
What song dontsimon
Relevant again today BillK
Time for a DVD release of The New Age converse751
got me from the get go this film davidyuill_77
Discuss The New Age (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?