A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

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Storyline

New Year's Eve, 1981, the Lower East Side. Monica's having a party, but as late as 9, no one's there. She stews (and drinks). Folks are on their way, all looking for love, sex, or both. En route, paths cross, gambits misfire: a performance artist, her boyfriend until today and his long-time pal Lucy, two Long Island high-school girls, two punk rockers, a bartender, a Scottish painter who's lousy in bed, a pretty face named Jack who runs when women say they love him, his cute but clumsy date Cindy, two trendy vamps, a loquacious cabby, the man-crazed Hillary, and Elvis Costello. Nearly everybody smokes, and nearly everybody scores. And all get who and what they deserve. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's 11:59 on New Year's Eve. Do you know where your date is?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,244,277 (USA) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

$6,851,636 (USA) (7 May 1999)
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Trivia

During filming Casey Affleck mentioned to Kate Hudson that 'Romeo and Juliet' by Dire Straits was one of his favorite love songs. Hudson secretly convinced the director to play the song during Affleck and Hudson's characters final scene together as a surprise for him. Casey Affleck didn't find out until he watched the movie at the premiere. See more »

Goofs

When Val and Stephie cross from Avenue A to Avenue B they are on Avenue B and 9th. There is no 9th Street between A and B. Tompkins Square Park covers A to B between 7th and 10th Streets. See more »

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[last lines]
Disco Cabbie: If you remember anything that I tell you, remember this: James Brown is the baddest motherfucker in show business.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of credits Disco Cabie can be heard saying, "If you only remember one thing I've said, remember this; James Brown is the baddest motherf@cker in show business." See more »

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Features Love Story (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Cruel to Be Kind
By Nick Lowe & Ian Gomm
Performed by Nick Lowe
Under license from Riviera Global Productions Ltd.
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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a great little movie
21 March 1999 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very entertaining. I loved every minute of it. I love nostalgic movies about the 1980's, and this is one of the better ones to come out recently. Courtney Love stood out as the best actress in the movie; she definitely stole the show. I only had one complaint, there were lots of high quality stars, but not enough time devoted to each individual one. Go out and see this one. It is worth the time! :-)


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