Last updated January 21, 2021
Writer-director Whit Stillman's witty comedy of manners (which won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature) pokes gentle fun at a group of upper-class Manhattan preppies who gather regularly to play bridge and engage in intellectual discussion. Led by acerbic cynic Nick (Christopher Eigeman), the coterie adopts "proletariat" Tom Townsend (Edward Clements), who has reservations about his new socialite friends and what they represent.
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Writer-director Whit Stillman captures the end of an era, chronicling love and heartbreak in a mirror-balled world of exclusive nightclubs packed with young singles who dispense wit drier than their martinis. A smart script and spot-on performances from an ensemble cast (including Robert Sean Leonard, Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale) distinguish Stillman's satire, the final installment in his so-called "yuppie trilogy."
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It's love at first sight when Marisa Ventura and fast-rising politician Christopher Marshall literally run into each other at a posh New York City hotel. The only problem? Christopher has mistaken Marisa for a guest, but she's one of the maids.
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Neurotic prep school English teacher Jake Singer (Chris Eigeman) seeks therapy after he gets dumped. Along the way, he meets and woos a gorgeous and wealthy widow (Famke Janssen) while his shrink (Ian Holm) -- who may or may not be real -- badgers him with Freudian mind games. Director Oren Rudavsky's smart romantic comedy, based on a novel by Daniel Menaker, won the Best New York Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Pickpocket Deech steals a painting by struggling artist Gus to pay his back rent, claiming the work belongs to a talented artist named Buonardi. Soon, "Buonardi's" work is in huge demand -- which forces a reluctant partnership between Gus and Deech.
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