The Last Days Of Disco (1998)

WHIT STILLMAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1998Castle Rock Entertainment, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .

True to the Whit Stillman mode of filmmaking, this film features young people who talk a lot.   and Chloe Sevigny are both excellent in lead roles as two girls, one hip and nasty, the other sweet and comfortable, who go back and forth between witnessing and participating in what Stillman thinks is a momentous change in human history.  The best performance comes from , naturally the perfect person to have in a movie that capitalizes on the height of the eighties.

The Criterion Collection:  #485

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