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The New Age (1994)

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.

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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

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A shopping spree for the morally bankrupt.

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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16 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$245,217
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Isabelle Adjani was cast in Judy Davis' role, but left the production before shooting began. See more »

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Peter Witner: Did you know that in Chinese the word for "crisis" is the same as the word for "opportunity"?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Why Gump? Why Now? (1994) See more »

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I LIKED IT!
10 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Yes, The New Age is beguiling art film and not for everyone, but I enjoyed its take on the L.A. nouveau riche set. Peter Weller and the luscious Judy Davis are back again as a whacked out couple that are not unlike the pair they played in Cronenberg's Naked Lunch. I liked the look of the film, the off the wallness of it all, and its sly sense of humor. We need another reteaming of Weller and Davis for the new millenium, daddy-o. But if you like art movies about the rich bitch L.A. scene go see The New Age. Solid.


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