An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay ... See full summary »
Morgan J. Freeman
Brendan Sexton III,
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
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 Director Risa Bramon Garcia to play the song during Affleck's and Hudson's final scene together as a surprise for him. Casey Affleck didn't find out, until he watched the movie at the premiere. See more »
In the taxicab, the reflected light from the disco ball appears to be spinning in a different direction when we see the passengers from when the driver is shown. See more »
You bring me over here, and you tell me I'm the worst lover you ever had. And now you tell me it can't be helped.
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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 »
A workprint copy exists, which does add some extra footage See more »
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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