Following graduation, a handful of college students do nothing and talk about it wittily.

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Pete (as Sam Gould)
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Gail
Jonathan Baumbach ...
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Louis
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Jane
Peter Czernin ...
Lester
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Otis
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Max
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Chet
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Josselyn
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Friedrich (as Chris Reed)
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Storyline

After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Anxiety loves company.

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Rated R for strong language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$704,543 (USA)
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The college is loosely based on Vassar College, which the director, Noah Baumbach, attended. See more »

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At the airport, when Grover says, "Shit, I wish I hadn't seen that", his mark is clearly visible on the floor when he walks away. See more »

Quotes

Max: I don't need to go to a campus bar to be reminded of my lack of success with a bunch of thrill seeking snotty college kids.
Skippy: That's us; we're like celebrities to them.
Max: No, we were celebrities. Now going back would be like doing Hollywood Squares. I'm too nostalgic, I'll admit it.
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References Jimmy Hollywood (1994) See more »

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Heart of Glass
Written by Debbie Harry (as Debra Harry) and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
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STAY AWAY!
11 April 2000 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for an interesting, involving movie that uses dialogue thoughtfully (and efficiently), step aside, or you're liable to be swept up when this dust storm of 20's angst and supposedly witty banter comes barrelin' through town. It's a gloomy episode of "Friends" stretched over an hour and a half, where "wit" is created through pop culture references, cheap cynicism, and nifty little one-liners.

I'm still not sure what the point of the whole thing was; I've a feeling the only people who get anything from this movie are the ones who watch films for the experience of "relating to the characters." Maybe the point was simply to give me a slice of post-college life. Yuck.

Man, is it bad. Just stay away.


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