Though trifling to the max, this movie may score points with people who think an '80s revival can't come too soon. On New Year's Eve 1981, a cornucopia of types roam New York's East Village before converging on a party being
thrown by prissy Monica (Martha Plimpton). Whiny, depressive Kevin (Paul Rudd) hates the forced jollity of New Year's, which is also his birthday, and has just split with domineering girlfriend Ellie (Janeane Garofalo), a performance artist. Kevin's slatternly friend Lucy (Courtney Love), who has
a crush on him, is determined to get him to Monica's bash. Long Island provincials Val (Christina Ricci) and Stephie (Gaby Hoffman), jailbait squared,...