The Last Days of Disco
An incredibly tame Studio 54-like nightclub is the backdrop for the incompetent romantic yearnings of a dull and annoying group of yuppies in the early 1980s. Writer-director Whit Stillman seems to have been admitted to his own party with his wit and talent left waiting at the velvet rope outside. His characters are insipid, their relationships uninvolving, and his use of the disco backdrop half-baked. To make matters worse, Chloe Sevigny makes for a depressingly droopy leading lady, and the otherwise sharp Kate Beckinsale is forced to play an insufferable bitch. Also with Chris Eigeman, whose incredulous cynicism routine is running dry. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with pan & scan on other side, and alternate 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby soundtracks. Textual supplements, theatrical trailer.