The Last Days of Disco

Synopsis: Last Days of Disco loosely depicts the "last days" at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. The story centers around a group of friends who frequent the disco and each other. All the characters are searching for something to make their lives more fulfilling. Some are searching for everlasting love and some are just wanting something different. As the disco is closed, they all wonder can disco ever really be dead?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Whit Stillman
Production: Gramercy
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
76
Rotten Tomatoes:
73%
R
Year:
1998
113 min
46 Views

For me, law school wasn't easy...

and I haven't had much of a social life

since coming to the city either, but...

I still consider myself a loyal adherent

to the disco movement.

- It's a movement?

- Sort of.

What I found terribly encouraging

was the idea...

that when the time in life came

to have a social life...

there'd be all these great places

for people to go to...

because, as you'll remember,

for many years, there were none.

- Yeah.

- What I didn't realize...

is that they'd get

so impossible to get into.

- [Man] Let's call it a night.

- No. Wait. I have an idea.

[ Man]

Hey, Jimmy. Here. Take this.

- [ Man #2] Jimmy.

- Thanks.

Jimmy.

[ Chattering ]

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Oh, you're Des's friend.

- Yeah. Hi.

[ Car Door Closes ]

Where are Marshall and Steve?

They've gone back to the hotel.

Jimmy, come on.

- I can't believe it.

- Jimmy. Let's go.

[ Disco]

- Your body, my body,

- They wanted me to apologize for them.

- They were really bushed.

- What a disaster.

- No.

- Everybody move your body)

- I can't believe it.

- Wow.

Everybody work your body

Your body, my body

Everybody work your body

- Do you like nightmares?

- No.

Well, I do.

It's not obviously connected, but...

I think that's what made me a little more

tolerant of the guys at Hampshire.

- What do you mean?

- You were a bit critical.

The guys there preferred women

more laid-back.

I'm laid-back.

Well, for whatever reason,

you didn't have much of a social life there.

I had a social life.

Just not one of those

terrible pretend marriages.

The Hampshire guys were jerks -

hippie-dippie suburbanites with all this hair...

and extremely dim intellectual interests.

I'm sorry. I don't consider the guy who did

the Spider-Man comics a serious writer.

Alice, one thing I've noticed

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Whit Stillman

John Whitney "Whit" Stillman (born January 25, 1952) is an American writer-director known for his 1990 film Metropolitan, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the 1998 romantic drama The Last Days of Disco. more…

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