The Last Days of Disco

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * · · · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * · )

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I am going to try to get this out before the end of the credits because I really dont feel like wasting any more time on it. I guess I expected more of a late 70s, early 80s period piece. I guess I expected them to actually think about costume design. Not the silly Wizard of Oz stuff, but the real outfits, hair styles and lingo of that time, not of today. I guess that is why I really liked Boogie Nights. Not only did it bring in a whole slew of interesting characters, but it seemed to capture that time period a lot better. Even the last parts of Casino did an excellent job of capturing the proper mood of costume design. This movie is basically a friends episode set at a night club. You get a bunch of fast talking guys that you cant keep track of that circle around two girls, one is a mix of all the girls from Friends, the other is a lost soul who is the only character that has any depth which isnt much. Normally I like dialog driven films about relationships and living in a lost age, but this one really never sparked my interest in the slightest. I am also not going to even mention the painful dance sequence at the end. Jesus, that was cheesy. The DVD is a nice transfer with a 1.85 to 1 16x9 enhanced picture and a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack that does an excellent job of filling in the club scene. Overall, I am glad I didnt pay for this one. I am not even sure it is worth the rental.