Monday, February 9, 2015

The Last Days of Disco

In the early 1980s, two roommates (Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale) working as junior editors for a publishing firm nightly populate the swinging and decadent clubs during disco's final days. Like other films by White Stillman, even though his characters are upper class snobs with whom most viewers share little in common and are often off putting to boot, I regardlessly loved listening to the intelligent and unusual way they spoke and ultimately identified with certain aspects of their personalities. Sevigny and Stillman regular Chris Eigeman turn in fine performances, and the film's conclusion is memorable.
*** out of ****