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.
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Anxiety loves company.
Did You Know?
According to Noah Baumbach
at the Lincoln Center anniversary screening, there was another actor scheduled to play the lead role who dropped out at the last minute, prompting Tri-Mark to tell Baumnbach to "find a star" or they'd cancel the movie. He quickly faxed his good friend Eric Stolz
, who was filming Rob Roy
(1995) in Scotland, and got him to sign on to the movie even though there was no character written for him. They created the character of Chet together, doing a lot of improvisation, in particular the famous "book club" scene. See more
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
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.
That's us; we're like celebrities to them.
No, we were celebrities. Now going back would be like doing Hollywood Squares. I'm too nostalgic, I'll admit it.
References The Godfather: Part II
The Lucky One
Written by Freedy Johnston
Performed by Freedy Johnston
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more