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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle

Release Date: November 23rd, 1994

R|2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
They were the literati of the Jazz Age, but their lives weren't as glamorous as the society pages made them seem. Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Robert Benchley (Campbell Scott), Charles MacArthur (Matthew Broderick) and the other regulars of the New York City salon known as the Algonquin Round Table publish celebrated pieces of writing and while away hours over boozy lunches. But for Parker, an endless string of droll commentary is a veneer hiding her emotional and romantic troubles.

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Genres: Drama, Biography

Distributor: Fine Line Features, Miramax Films

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  • The film wants to make a case for Parker as the first modern woman. It gets the look and the attitude right, but it can't find her heart. show more

  • With his co-writer, Randy Sue Coburn, and composer Mark Isham, director Alan Rudolph has created a sense of time and place that authentically conveys what it might have been like when writers were celebrities and special effects came from words. [10 Jan 1995, p.A18]

  • The great achievement of Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle is that it allows us to empathize with Dorothy Parker on her long descent. show more

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