The Last Days of Disco

The Last Days of Disco

DVD - 2009
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Depicts the 'last days' at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. Icy Charlotte and demure Alice toil by day as publishing house assistants and by night the two look for romance and entertainment at a premier disco club. But, as the disco is closed, they wonder if disco can ever really be dead?

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dennismmiller
Jun 21, 2017

Amusing, clever, funny, witty, insightful, and, best of all, deeply romantic without being at all sentimental. But, yes, also slow-moving and dry as sandpaper.

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alanmart
Sep 29, 2016

As you can tell from the divisive reviews here, Stillman's films are an acquired taste and will not please a broad audience. That said, I am a fan of all three of the trilogy films (Metropolitan, Barcelona, & Last Days of Disco). They have a unique style and the dialogue is in a world of it's own. Barcelona is my personal favorite choice out of the three.

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TheeAvebury
Jun 09, 2016

Another good film by American auteur Whit Stillman.

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Hourman
Apr 16, 2013

I lost the will to watch this after the first 30 minutes. While Stillman captured the background and design of Disco Era, he failed to give me characters that I should care about.

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ThelmaPickles
Mar 06, 2013

Writer/Director Whit Stillman is an acquired taste and like many delicious things, worth the effort. I recently rewatched Last Days of Disco after seeing his lastest film Damsels in Distress. I love this film! Chloe Sevigny dancing to disco is a pure joy to behold. I love the dialogue. I love the soundtrack. This film makes me happy. Don't miss the extras which include audio of Whit reading from the Last Days of Disco book - even better than the movie. Next up Barcelona!

kevfarley Sep 24, 2012

Yuppie soap opera wih snappy dialogue (sometimes) and a pseudo documentation of the "glamor" of the disco era.

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Poodles
Jun 26, 2012

Whit Stillman movies are always a bit odd. Everyone's a bit awkward and scenes sometimes jump ahead in time with few clues for the audience. The dialogue is clever but unrealistic. For some reason this works, all of this comes together to reflect the time at hand - the end of college, the start of adulthood, the transition to a new decade and in this case a new music and sensibility. His are not easy films but I find them very enjoyable.

aaa5756 Jun 09, 2012

This movie was terrible. “Dumb, boring and stupid” Waste of time - Waste of Electrical power.
It would be a waste of money to buy. "I fast forwarded all the way."

rufus_red4 Apr 27, 2012

I checked this out after reading an article where this film was included in a recent film series at BAM. A story about college friends in their late 20's set in the early '80's who frequented a popular club? I turned it off after an hour, why? I didn't feel any sense of a relationship within this group, I didn't follow who was who/what their history was and finally, the '80's is when I went to clubs and the director wasn't able to recreate the scene as I remembered it. Though I like Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale, I felt they were hampered by lifeless script and couldn't save it.

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Baker
Jan 16, 2012

Well, I thought the acting was really quite good. It's worth watching if only for the very funny and sharp analysis--over drinks, in the Disco-- of Disney's Lady and the Tramp.

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dennismmiller
Jun 21, 2017

"You know that Shakespearean admonition: 'To thine own self be true.'? It's premised on the idea that 'thine own self' is something pretty good, being true to which is commendable, but what if 'thine own self' is not so good? What if it's pretty bad? Wouldn't it be better in that case not to be true to thine own self? See, that's my situation."

aaa5756 Apr 16, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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