54

BB

(out of 5)


Mark Christopher makes a valiant attempt to recapture the freewheeling world of drugs and sex that made up a good part of the Studio 54 experience in the seventies, but thanks to too many story cuts by Miramax honchos (and possibly other sources of disapproval) the end result is cowardly and prudish.  is the story’s focus, a pretty little blond who immediately gets a job in the club as one of the many token-boy bartenders, and soon befriends couple  and  (one of the stories originally excised was one that had Philippe getting it on with both of them) and eventually gets a bit of a crush on celebrity .   is lively as Steve Rubell, the club’s colourful owner who ran a mini-Camelot until the club went out of style. Cuts or no, the film probably would have been just as boring even if it was more honest because none of these characters are the least bit interesting. The one scene in the television movie Gia where Angelina Jolie visits Studio 54 is ten times better than this entire movie.


Dollface, FilmColony, Miramax, Redeemable Features

USA, 1998

Directed by 

Screenplay by Mark Christopher

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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