Michael Tolkin's THE NEW AGE is something new, a comedy of horrors that's brittle, hypnotically hip, and so cool it almost freezes the audience out. It's like an update of Preston Sturges's THE PALM BEACH STORY in which the enviable rich people are no longer daffy eccentrics but energy
vampires who feed off each other.
In the midst of the 1990-91 recession, LA literary agent Peter (Peter Weller) impulsively decides to find his bliss. He contemptuously walks out on his boss Kevin (Corbin Bernsen), without regard for the needs of his high-strung wife Katherine (Judy Davis), a graphic designer who is facing an
exodus of clients. Primed by an assortment of gurus ...