Ciao! Manhattan Reviews

  • Oct 07, 2016

    Odd, maybe TOO odd about a former fashion model who goes home to detoxify her drugged body. Somehow a native Texan wanders in and find out her life story... Or something. It's all very seventies abstract and it's both very fascinating and very boring. Worth it for the curiosity factor if anything. Plus Wesley Blake is easy on the eyes.

    Odd, maybe TOO odd about a former fashion model who goes home to detoxify her drugged body. Somehow a native Texan wanders in and find out her life story... Or something. It's all very seventies abstract and it's both very fascinating and very boring. Worth it for the curiosity factor if anything. Plus Wesley Blake is easy on the eyes.

  • Mar 30, 2015

    I was mesmerized by Butch, who was played by Wesley Hayes, but I can find absolutely no information on him from that movie on. He did a tremendous job as the naive but willing youngster brought into all the craziness that was Edie. What happened to him?

    I was mesmerized by Butch, who was played by Wesley Hayes, but I can find absolutely no information on him from that movie on. He did a tremendous job as the naive but willing youngster brought into all the craziness that was Edie. What happened to him?

  • Mar 23, 2015

    Saw CIAO! MANHATTAN (1972) on TCM last night. Kudos to them for showing films like this--but it's a lousy film with a few good things. This is the experimental film blending a B&W film from the 60's and a color film from '72. The script makes no sense and most of the performances are horrid (they dub an older actor with a weird carton voice). But there's some decent music and the fascinating freak show of seeing Edie Sedgwick, the Warhol Factory Girl, beautiful, fragile, stoned and falling apart. She's interesting, but it feels exploitive to the max to watch her stumbling around with a shirt. 1 star.

    Saw CIAO! MANHATTAN (1972) on TCM last night. Kudos to them for showing films like this--but it's a lousy film with a few good things. This is the experimental film blending a B&W film from the 60's and a color film from '72. The script makes no sense and most of the performances are horrid (they dub an older actor with a weird carton voice). But there's some decent music and the fascinating freak show of seeing Edie Sedgwick, the Warhol Factory Girl, beautiful, fragile, stoned and falling apart. She's interesting, but it feels exploitive to the max to watch her stumbling around with a shirt. 1 star.

  • Mar 22, 2015

    This interesting train wreck of a movie captures a time through a different time, each equally fucked up. CIAO! MANHATTAN more than anything, through all of its nonsense, captures the sad and miserable life of Edie Sedgwick who appeared to have it all when she in fact had nothing. She participates in her own exploitation and destruction all for the camera. CIAO! MANHATTAN cannot be deemed a good film, it's so totally inept, but it is an extraordinary work that captures the inner workings of a very sad life that was not destroyed by fame but by family and "friends."

    This interesting train wreck of a movie captures a time through a different time, each equally fucked up. CIAO! MANHATTAN more than anything, through all of its nonsense, captures the sad and miserable life of Edie Sedgwick who appeared to have it all when she in fact had nothing. She participates in her own exploitation and destruction all for the camera. CIAO! MANHATTAN cannot be deemed a good film, it's so totally inept, but it is an extraordinary work that captures the inner workings of a very sad life that was not destroyed by fame but by family and "friends."

  • Oct 26, 2014

    Pretty bizarre, but it did capture the glamorous aspect of the 60s well.

    Pretty bizarre, but it did capture the glamorous aspect of the 60s well.

  • Oct 26, 2014

    must see cinema verite

    must see cinema verite

  • Mar 25, 2013

    A unique genre, and a disturbing tribute. If you're interested in Edie's turbulent life and ultimate demise, this is a must see. On its own as an art film I quite enjoyed it visually and musically.

    A unique genre, and a disturbing tribute. If you're interested in Edie's turbulent life and ultimate demise, this is a must see. On its own as an art film I quite enjoyed it visually and musically.

  • Nov 05, 2012

    I like the disjointed nature of this film, it's a lot like a drug experience. Video monitoring, wireless car phones, extraterrestrial's, speed and fruit pies all come together in this late 60's early 70's film treasure.

    I like the disjointed nature of this film, it's a lot like a drug experience. Video monitoring, wireless car phones, extraterrestrial's, speed and fruit pies all come together in this late 60's early 70's film treasure.

  • May 21, 2012

    'clumsily pieced together film taken from two unfinished Sedgwick vehicles'

    'clumsily pieced together film taken from two unfinished Sedgwick vehicles'

  • Feb 16, 2012

    this is incomprehensible, exploitative and depressing. it's also totally worth watching.

    this is incomprehensible, exploitative and depressing. it's also totally worth watching.