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New York's Roseland ballroom was in 1977 the traditional gathering place of senior citizens who wanted briefly to relive the good old days. Appropriately, the cast of Merchant/Ivory's Roseland includes a quartet of always-welcome showbiz veterans: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Helen Gallagher. The episodic storyline is unified by an unending flow of vintage hit songs, including "Slow Boat to China", "Stranger in Paradise" and "Rockin' Chair". The most effective vignette involves cleaning-lady Skala, whose minimum-wage job supports her weekly ballroom nostalgia-fests. The film was written by Merchant-Ivory perennial Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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Teresa Wright
as May (The Waltz)
Lou Jacobi
as Stan (The Waltz)
Geraldine Chaplin
as Marilyn (The Hustle)
Don de Natale
as Master of Ceremonies (The Waltz)
Edward Kogan
as Bartender
Madeline Lee
as Camille
Annette Rivera
as Hustle Couple
Floyd Chisholm
as Hustle Couple
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  • This bittersweet collection of tales set in New York's Roseland ballroom sees a marvellous ensemble of lonely hearts trip the light fantastic reminiscing about life and love.

    Sep 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • fans of "Weapon of Choice" will definitely want to check out a little vintage Walken high step here

    Oct 2, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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