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
Kyra Sedgwick was originally cast as Ellie but was forced to drop out due to injuries she sustained when she accidentally bumped into a still propeller when dismounting a small airplane with Kevin Bacon, resulting in a black eye and some superficial facial cuts. See more »
Although apparently set on New Year's Eve 1981, numerous automobile designs that were introduced well after 1981 are visible in various shots. See more »
In the five years we've known each other, have you once even ever considered having sex with me? Apart from tonight. You don't think I'm attracted to you.
I don't think you're attracted to half the men you sleep with.
You think I'm a slut!
Yeah, you think I'm a big slut.
I don't think you're a slut. A skanky little ho maybe, but never a slut.
The truth is, you're afraid.
What? I'm afraid. I'm, yeah, OK, you... I feel so naked right now. I'm totally afraid.
It is so obvious.
And so ridiculous.
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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 »
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This movie tried to provide insightful revelations into human relations through humor. I know humor is subjective but I found the film to be only intermittently funny. I think the film could could've been better had they trimmed some of the characters. There are many big names in this film but they all receive only scant screen time. There are better offerings out there, 6/10.
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