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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The last days of guilt-free glitz had consequences for more than two white chicks and their boyfriends, and Stillman shows how with delicious malice and unexpected compassion. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The most Stillmanesque Stillman movie yet. It's about a mood, part wistful, part sardonic. It's about a time of life, about repartee, about the vivid character saying the unexpected thing. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It all feels about as spontaneous as a concrete blueprint. show more

  • 88
    New York Daily News

    A small miracle of comic social portraiture, a sometimes affectionate, sometimes ironic study of a specific group at a specific moment. His work is deeply evocative and enjoyable. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Stillman brings his usual sharp wit to this exploration of upper-middle-class angst, completing the comic trilogy he began with "Metropolitan" and "Barcelona." show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Stillman has become a master at escalating the laughter by waiting an extra beat and then understating something devastatingly funny, as when someone looks Chris Eigeman's club manager, Des, in the eye and says, "I consider you a person of integrity - except, you know, in the matter of women." show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If Scott Fitzgerald were to return to life, he would feel at home in a Whit Stillman movie. Stillman listens to how people talk, and knows what it reveals about them. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The score (a nifty collection of vintage but never clichéd period tunes) complements the mood perfectly, and the ensemble cast members hit their own notes to perfection. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Only a handful of working film makers are capable of presenting the English language with the artistry and rhythm employed here (Tarantino and Mamet come to mind), and the director's approach makes apparently-banal conversations come alive. show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    Sometimes, when you watch a Stillman movie, you can't help thinking that the guy ought to get out more. show more

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