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

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Cheryl
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Cheryl's Friend (as Jenny Blong)
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French Rocker
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Dave (as Guillermo Diaz)
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Tiki Sobbing Man
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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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Budget:

$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

Jenny McCarthy was considered for the role of Cindy. See more »

Goofs

The beer that the punk kids offer to Val and her friend is Miller Genuine Draft, a brand of beer that was not introduced until well after 1981. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: You let somebody move in with you, you make all these little compromises to smooth things along, and the next thing you know, you're on some macrobiotic diet and you're listening to Joni Mitchell.
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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 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have)
By Pete Shelley
Performed by The Buzzcocks
Courtesy of IRS Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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Dave Chappelle
16 December 2002 | by (Madison, WI USA) – See all my reviews

Mr. Chappelle stands out as usual. Otherwise nothing is really that incredible about this flick. It is one of a couple dozen that come and go in the same fashion every year. I did like the line though, "you're not ugly, you know I don't have ugly people as friends." Mediocre and passable.


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