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Go Go Tales (2007)

Unrated | | Comedy , Drama | 7 January 2011 (USA)
A screwball comedy centered on a Manhattan go-go dancing club, where a financial struggle between the owner, his accountant and his silent partner brother threatens the business's future.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Abel Ferrara, Scott Pardo (screenplay)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Ray Ruby
Bob Hoskins ... The Baron
Matthew Modine ... Johnie Ruby
Asia Argento ... Monroe
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Doctor Steven
Sylvia Miles ... Lilian Murray
Roy Dotrice ... Jay
Joe Cortese ... Danny Cash
Burt Young ... Murray
Stefania Rocca ... Debby
Bianca Balti ... Adrian
Shanyn Leigh ... Dolle
Lou Doillon Lou Doillon ... Lola
Frankie Cee Frankie Cee ... Luigi
Pras Michel ... Sandman
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A screwball comedy centered on a Manhattan go-go dancing club, where a financial struggle between the owner, his accountant and his silent partner brother threatens the business's future.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuentos a go-go See more »

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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gary Oldman and then Robert Carlyle were originally set to star in the project. See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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If you speak French, you'll find looking for inconsistencies in the subtitles more entertaining than what's going on on screen
14 July 2008 | by xxxneonSee all my reviews

If you speak French, you'll find looking for inconsistencies in the subtitles more entertaining than what's going on on screen. For any good film, I take well over a page of notes. For this one, I took less than half a page. 'Nuff said? Perhaps not. How can a film with Willem Dafoe as a strip club owner, and with Bob Hoskins, be boring? Well, this one is. How disappointing. Dafoe does more acting (and we learn more about his character) in the first scene of To Live and Die in L.A. than he does in this entire film. Dafoe as Ray Ruby, owner of the Paradise Club; Hoskins as the Baron (greeter / maître d' / bouncer); and Matthew Modine as Johnnie Ruby, the Salon King are nothing special here. On the other hand, Sylvia Miles as landlady Lilian Murray; and Stefania Rocca as Debby, a dancer who is also a screenwriter, are decent and believable.

As to the plot, there isn't much of one—nothing out of the ordinary happens here, nothing unexpected. There's no more conflict, no more actual heartfelt emotion at Ray's Paradise Club than there is at your own neighbourhood bar or pool hall. When a hundred seconds of plot are stretched out to a hundred minutes of film, that is NOT 'a good thing.' Likewise when any five minutes of a film look essentially the same as any other five minutes.

The sole exception is Selena Khoo as Leila, a dancer who is also an accomplished pianist. She should've been on screen a half hour more than she was. Oh well, maybe in the sequel. Oh, whom am I kidding? There isn't going to be a sequel. God, I hope not.


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