Last Days of Disco (1998)
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Critic Reviews for Last Days of Disco
In its last hour, the picture becomes more clumsy and tiresome, but the stray laugh and the disco sound keep it pulsing.
Not only are the characters in The Last Days of Disco embarrassingly earnest about their love for spectacular nightclubs and thumping dance music, but they're also completely transparent about their desires, even when they think they're being clever.
If it had been Stillman's swan song, a director could hardly hope to be prouder of such a strong exit.
Stillman skips the snark in favor of a sincere appreciation of his slightly lost characters.
Audience Reviews for Last Days of Disco
Both Whit Stillman movies I've now seen (the other being Damsels in Distress) have produced a similar reaction in me: within the first moments, I find the dialogue completely jarring and think "No one talks like that." Before long, though, I find myself completely wrapped up in it. I preferred this film to Damsels because of its aesthetic and soundtrack--and no, I wouldn't call myself a disco fan--and also because it doesn't end with a meaningless dance scene like Damsels did. Last Days of Disco turns on human relationships that encounter almost insurmountable challenges and that happen to coincide with the doom of the titular musical genre. It aggrandizes a little story, but not in a bad way. Quite worth the watch.
Whit Stillman's subtle but profound take on the fallacy of indulgent self importance. Don't let the title put you off, The Last Days of Disco is an underrated gem!
This Movie is from Criterion Collection, most movies from this collection are pretty good, but this one is not. It Sucks. Its about the Eighties Time Frame, and shows the lives of a number of people throughout the Movie. To me the movie made little sense, and had about every disco song in it. 1 1/2 stars for effort.
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