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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) (1994)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)

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Famed author and acidic wit Dorothy Parker is the subject of this biographical comedy-drama. The film focuses on her private life and her relationships with the other members of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, especially her close friendship with fellow author Robert Benchley.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 5, 2006
Runtime:
Miramax

Cast

Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Dorothy Parker
Campbell Scott
as Robert Benchley
Matthew Broderick
as Charles MacArthur
Andrew McCarthy
as Eddie Parker
Peter Gallagher
as Alan Campbell
Jennifer Beals
as Gertrude Benchley
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Paula Hunt
Sam Robards
as Harold Ross
Tom McGowan
as Alexander Woolcott
Nick Cassavetes
as Robert Sherwood
Wallace Shawn
as Horatio Byrd
Martha Plimpton
as Jane Grant
David Thornton
as George S. Kaufman
Lili Taylor
as Edna Ferber
Stephen Baldwin
as Roger Spalding
James LeGros
as Deems Taylor
Keith Carradine
as Will Rogers
Jane Adams (II)
as Ruth Hale
Gary Basaraba
as Heywood Broun
Rebecca Miller
as Neysa McMein
Matt Malloy
as Marc Connelly
Peter Benchley
as Frank Crowninshield
Mina Badie
as Joanie Gerard
Amelia Campbell
as Mary Brandon Sherwoo...
Jon Favreau
as Elmer Rice
J.M. Henry
as Harpo Marx
Gabriel Gascon
as Georges Attends
Malcolm Gets
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
David Gow
as Donald Ogden Stewart
Heather Graham
as Mary Kennedy
Jake Johannsen
as John Peter Toohey
Randy Lowell
as Alvan Barach
Leni Parker
as Beatrice Kaufman
Chip Zien
as Franklin P. Adams
Stanley Tucci
as Fred Hunter
Cyndi Lauper
as Picnic Guest (uncred...
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (9)

A highly absorbing but naggingly patchy look at the acerbic writer Dorothy Parker and her cohorts at the legendary Algonquin Round Table.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Absolutely superb.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

"Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" has its flaws, but it also has a heartfelt grasp of what set Dorothy Parker apart from her fellow revelers and makes her so emblematic a figure even today.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What a wonderful, detailed portrait. And what an evocation of a time and a mood. "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle'' is truly one of those films that inhabits its own world.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The Dorothy Parker that Leigh and Rudolph present isn't one-dimensional. In addition to being savagely funny, she is also capable of great elegance and genuine insight.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)

½

Good enough to watch a second go.

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Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

A unconventional biopic featuring an even more unconventional performance by Leigh. It may not give you a great sense of specific facts or details about the members of The Algonquin Round Table, but the film does capture their moods and feelings . . . filled with wit, genius, self-loathing and bitter loneliness.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

½

A movie a bout a life that really needs to be told, sadly this movie focuses on the torrid affairs like some grocery store rag and when Leigh speaks you really need subtitles which are cruelly not missing. Leigh stretches her voice so far her voice is monotone with little intonation to elude to her inner state.

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Bill Cavros

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