Bright Lights, Big City

1988, Movie, R, 110 mins

Based on the popular novel by McInerney, this film adaptation of a story of cocaine-fueled yuppie angst finally came to the screen burdened with the mantle of "THE GRADUATE of the 80s." The novel's nameless protagonist is played here by Fox and is given a name, Jamie. By day, would-be novelist Fox is a fact checker for Gotham magazine; by night, he prowls chic, pulsing Manhattan dance clubs, often in the company of preppy wastrel Sutherland almost always enlivened by healthy doses of "Bolivian Marching Powder" (Jamie's euphemism for cocaine). As his life continues the LOST WEEKEND-like tailspin it entered when his wife (Cates) left him to pursue a modeling c...
Released: 1988 Rated: R Length: 110 mins

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