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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The life of acclaimed writer Dorothy Parker and her involvement with the legendary Algonquin round-table is chronicled in this biopic. Parker was best known for her theatrical and literary reviews, her acidic poetry, and her screenplays. This film contrasts her personal and creative lives with her social life.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Randy Sue Coburn, Alan Rudolph
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 5, 2006
Runtime:
Miramax

Cast


as Dorothy Parker

as Robert Benchley

as Charles MacArthur

as Eddie Parker

as Alan Campbell

as Gertrude Benchley

as Paula Hunt

as Harold Ross

as Alexander Woolcott

as Robert Sherwood

as Horatio Byrd

as Jane Grant

as George S. Kaufman

as Edna Ferber

as Roger Spalding

as Deems Taylor

as Will Rogers

as Ruth Hale

as Heywood Broun

as Neysa McMein

as Marc Connelly

as Frank Crowninshield

as Joanie Gerard

as Mary Brandon Sherwoo...

as Elmer Rice

as Harpo Marx

as Georges Attends

as F. Scott Fitzgerald

as Donald Ogden Stewart

as Mary Kennedy

as John Peter Toohey

as Alvan Barach

as Beatrice Kaufman

as Franklin P. Adams

as Fred Hunter

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
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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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