Last Days of Disco
Last Days of Disco (1998)

Young Manhattanites boogie-oogie-oogie, in Whit Stillman's Proustian exploration of urban manners, discarded innocence and the onset of modern times.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 29, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 8, 1998
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Sharp-eyed and charming.

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James Berardinelli

The combination of sharply-realized dialogue and infectiously energetic dance sequences keeps The Last Days of Disco from losing steam.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Quirky, acerbic, romantic comedy set in Manhattan during the early 1980s.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In its last hour, the picture becomes more clumsy and tiresome, but the stray laugh and the disco sound keep it pulsing.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

If this film ... doesn't fully rise to the lovely vibrancy of Barcelona, it still extends the witty, quizzical style of Stillman's social comedies onto inviting new terrain.

Eric Melin

Not only are the characters in The Last Days of Disco embarrassingly earnest about their love for spectacular nightclubs and thumping dance music, but they're also completely transparent about their desires, even when they think they're being clever.

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Laura Miller

The pleasures in The Last Days of Disco come when the friends rant and quarrel and sulk and circle each other with an unstable mixture of need and resentment.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Stillman] nails his characters with perfectly heard dialogue and laconic satire.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If it had been Stillman's swan song, a director could hardly hope to be prouder of such a strong exit.

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Bruce Bruce
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