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Hi-Life (1998)

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Roger Hedden wrote and directed this indie romantic comedy about a group of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side as Christmas nears. Unemployed actor Jimmy (Eric Stoltz), who owes $900 to local bookie Fatty (Charles Durning), tells his girlfriend Susan (Moira Kelly) that the money is for an abortion for sis Maggie (Daryl Hannah) -- who jilted bartender Ray (Campbell Scott). Ray and one of his regular customers April (Katrin Cartlidge) visit bars trying to raise the money, and eventually a half dozen others are drawn into the treasure hunt. Shown at the 1998 Mill Valley Film Festival and the 1998 Chicago Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for Hi-Life

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

An enjoyable little trifle, and you can't help but think Hedden wasn't aiming for much more.

October 30, 2001 | Full Review…
AV Club
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Most of the performances feel both spontaneous and lived-in, particularly Scott's exasperated romantic.

July 24, 2001
Village Voice
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...an enjoyable if altogether forgettable comedy...

February 28, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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About as exciting as it sounds.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/10
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Audience Reviews for Hi-Life

Not good. Boring story, barely managed to keep my attention. Typical straight to video b-grade movie. To be honest, I was only watching for Michael Pitt's bit part in it though. LOL. One and a half stars for that half minute - half a star for the rest of the movie!

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