#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – New Year’s Eve, 1981, the Lower East Side. Monica’s having a party, but as late as 9, no one’s there. She stews (and drinks). Folks are on their way, all looking for love, sex, or both. En route, paths cross, gambits misfire: a performance artist, her boyfriend until today and his long-time pal Lucy, two Long Island high-school girls, two punk rockers, a bartender, a Scottish painter who’s lousy in bed, a pretty face named Jack who runs when women say they love him, his cute but clumsy date Cindy, two trendy vamps, a loquacious cabby, the man-crazed Hillary, and Elvis Costello. Nearly everybody smokes, and nearly everybody scores. And all get who and what they deserve.
Plot: It’s New York City in 1981, and various twentysomethings are converging on a New Year’s Eve party.
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Cleverly Disguised chick-flick
This movie had a lot of bad things said about it upon its release, but my girlfriend dragged me to it anyway. I didn’t really like it, but after extended conversation, we realized exactly what we were dealing with.
And that is, a movie before its time. Most all cinema, both in and out of Hollywood, is brought to us by upper-class white males, complete with their beliefs, morals, what have you. One would argue, then, that even if a film came from someone who was not an upper-class white male would still have to work within that system, probably even being influenced by it, in order to get a film made.
Note, then, that this film was written by a woman, and directed by a woman. The characters in it are not testoserone-driven or in any way the pumped-up dumbed-down characters we have seen in recent decades. They are sensitive, but open to communication, a little irrational at times, but still human. They are characters from the female mind, a female psychology, and have very feminine ways in interacting with each other.
Then note that is was probably marketed by the same male-dominated Hollywood.
This is, of course, mostly backed up with the amount of psychology classes I have taken, but the simple version is that when this movie was new, I discussed it with many of my friends. All of the men either had no desire to see it, or hated it. Every single one of the women thought it was excellent.
Granted, this is a common rationale used by people who think themselves movie critics, but just you try seeing with a member of the opposite sex, and see how your opinions differ.
This is the first movie of a New Hollywood, tho it will certainly not be remmebered as such. Check it out and see what I mean.
200 Cigarettes (1999): Dir: Risa Bramon Garcia / Cast: Christina Ricci, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Casey Affleck, Martha Plimpton: Bringing back memories of “Bette Davis Eyes” and “Tainted Love”, which graced the music scene in 1981, which is where this film is set. It is New Years Eve 1981 where girls wonder the street in search of the big party. This is in fact a party that no one has shown up to and the hostess is literally counting the minutes. There is a virgin experiencing sex, a guy who spends the evening complaining about the women who dumped him, a bartender who constantly gets stood up. The energy is there in the setup and director Risa Bramon Garcia follows each individual about interesting locations and situations. It is basically a series of subplots with an ending where everybody seems to wake up with somebody. Great ensemble cast including Christina Ricci who searches for the party. Courtney Love celebrates her friend’s birthday before countering his complaints with sex. Dave Chappelle plays a cab driver who sees all and is the film’s observer. Casey Affleck mourns over broken relationships. Martha Plimpton plans a big party but is disappointed when only one person appears while others form the other subplots. It relates to the teenage fearless persona where actions are believed to have no consequences. Entertaining film right down to the last cigarette. Score: 7 / 10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Risa Bramon Garcia
Writer Shana Larsen
Actors Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Jennifer Albano, Jenni Blong
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm