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Bright Lights, Big City ()

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A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs... (imdb)

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Bright Lights, Big City belongs to 9 collections
1. Based On A Book (public: moderated by Spunkie - 6 stars)
2. New York (public: moderated by djross - 5 stars)
3. Based On Novel (public: moderated by tathiel - 3 stars)
4. Films shot by Gordon Willis (public: moderated by Alex Watkins - 1 star)
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Date User Score
Oct 11 92filmgeek
59T5
Sep 23 chiefcuster chiefcuster
60T6
Sep 04 izwt936g
14T2
Jul 15 toro913
36T3
May 04 chester9876
0T2
Mar 16 habeck
73T4
Mar 06 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
57T4
Feb 03 howler19 howler19
40T4
Jan 21 Robert Frost
82T4
Jan 07 lentrot
85T6
Jan 04 drawingboard drawingboard
60T2
Oct 06, 2016 Castorp
50T7
Sep 15, 2016 jffrakes
70T6
Sep 05, 2016 xnfn
50T2
Aug 14, 2016 SheWas SheWas
19T3
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jan 14, 2016 groovymovie
70T7
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
50T2
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
40T3
Nov 22, 2015 jamesbond
46T2
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
50T3
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
55T2
May 21, 2015 rklenseth rklenseth
70T6
May 09, 2015 FlashCalahan
80T8
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
20T1
Apr 21, 2015 10kfilms
23T2
Mar 01, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
15T2
The production history of this is actually somewhat amusing to read, certainly more so than the film itself, but i'm still not quite sure who thought the animatronic ferret and talking fetus were good ideas (i'm inclined to blame Joel Schumacher?), much less how McInerney himself was more or less responsible for the script (to be fair i can barely remember the novel). Alas, Ivory's Slaves of New York remains the only unheralded gem among the cinematic adaptations of the '80s literary brat pack.
Jan 31, 2015 Mattias1
40T3
Jan 28, 2015 rkosiba31
47T2
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
70T8
Aug 08, 2014 mesjong
40T2
Jun 29, 2014 Viajante
48T4
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
40T2
Feb 02, 2014 bizort
57T4
If I hadn't enjoyed the book so much then I probably would've rated this much lower. Fox was not right for the role whatsoever.
Oct 04, 2013 chiphall72
48T2
Aug 28, 2013 Gemma68
75T4
Aug 20, 2013 6655321 6655321
6T4
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
20T1
Jul 04, 2013 salty_dog salty dog
26T1
Jun 03, 2013 nuotio
59T7
The film follows McInerney's book very closely which is not too suprising since the author is responsible for the screenplay as well. Both of them capture the 80's feel (and look) well enough but the story itself isn't anything too special. I've always liked Michael J. Fox but felt that he hasn't really found suitable roles after Back to the Future. He's a bit miscast here as well - not gritty enough for the role of coke snorting protagonist.
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
Mar 09, 2013 pjdevitt
78T3
Feb 10, 2013 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
40T2
Jan 07, 2013 roger1
85T3
Jan 04, 2013 grapeshine
52T3
Jan 01, 2013 mpayan mpayan
77T3
Dec 29, 2012 Empsall
59T2
Nov 25, 2012 barsch barsch
72T5
Sep 30, 2012 jyt84
53T4
Sep 05, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
54T4
Aug 16, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
37T3
Jul 21, 2012 guppy guppy
40T3
Jun 26, 2012 nickodemos
70T1
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
50T2
Jun 08, 2012 moviesnmore
85T2
Apr 23, 2012 wokelstein wokelstein
23T1
Mar 14, 2012 Barraoc Barraoc
50T3
Feb 15, 2012 dumbjaw dumbjaw
44T2
Feb 04, 2012 FlixR8r FlixR8r
43T3
Jan 11, 2012 JolietJake
83T4
Jan 09, 2012 dcphillips
83T5
Dec 29, 2011 Antares Antares
61T4
Dec 20, 2011 myfavchords
76T5
Michael J. Fox is very good in this film. His performance is the main reason to see the movie. The story is alright but nothing special.
Nov 21, 2011 sjostrand sjostrand
59T7
Nov 18, 2011 bof bof
54T4
Aug 27, 2011 wayofthegun wayofthegun
50T2
It felt like Michael J. Fox was playing Marty McFly as a New Yorker living a non-time-traveling lifestyle. It's a so-so look at the deterioration of a guy that seemed to have a good life until his wife leaves him for an undisclosed reason. I'm not really sure of the ultimate point of the movie, but it's okay.
May 19, 2011 DougCollins DougCollins
75T3
Apr 10, 2011 Ofterdingen Ofterdingen
49T4
Mar 26, 2011 TNMomof5
75T1
Mar 16, 2011 Aron_Ericson Aron Ericson
58T4
Jan 17, 2011 postmodifier postmodifier
55T4
Jan 12, 2011 DancingP
61T4
Dec 25, 2010 moviefreak moviefreak
75T4
Dec 19, 2010 ari
41T3
Oct 27, 2010 Jerky Jerky
50T5
Oct 22, 2010 glumpy99 glumpy_99
88T7
Sep 27, 2010 hansen1973
20T2
Sep 22, 2010 kreuzer
50T5
Sep 21, 2010 filmcricket
51T4
Sep 07, 2010 Raabeyes Raabeyes
32T3
Sep 04, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
53T2
Aug 15, 2010 ecalder ecalder
77T9
Aug 02, 2010 AAAutin AAAutin
24T2
Jun 10, 2010 GordonBombay GordonBombay
39T2
Apr 21, 2010 caffe
46T1
Apr 04, 2010 buser333 buser333
65T9
Feb 17, 2010 Fetsch
63T3
Feb 14, 2010 empire434
53T4
Jan 20, 2010 kneudorf kneudorf
25T1
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
4T3
Aug 20, 2009 benito
67T2
Jul 12, 2009 Jgirl2688 Jgirl2688
70T4
May 19, 2009 filmaffinity filmaffinity
50T2
Apr 30, 2009 imdb imdb
53T3
Mar 04, 2009 rorqualmaru rorqualmaru
83T5
Feb 08, 2009 luthar15
72T8
Dec 08, 2008 digitalmonk
68T4
Nov 20, 2008 chaw
25T3
Jul 27, 2008 SailorRipley SailorRipley
88T7
Apr 28, 2008 Gody85 Gody85
27T2
Apr 05, 2008 Travisbickle Travisbickle
80T5
Mar 31, 2008 TheRev
20T1
Mar 30, 2008 torontodog torontodog
50T3
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
22T3
Mar 09, 2008 Jarmann Jarmann
80T7
Jan 13, 2008 td888 td888
30T3
Dec 01, 2007 welike
10T1
Nov 08, 2007 RichardvDam
50T1
Nov 04, 2007 mike615
43T3
Oct 24, 2007 oolookitty
65T3
Sep 14, 2007 unohav1 unohav_1
80T5
Really dark.
Aug 20, 2007 jwest
65T5
Aug 13, 2007 sweetsin0r sweetsin0r
75T5
Aug 13, 2007 linz11251
80T8
Aug 13, 2007 crimnos
50T4
Aug 13, 2007 Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
50T3
Aug 13, 2007 sully32 sully32
64T6
Aug 13, 2007 Sycophantman Sycophantman
24T2
Aug 13, 2007 iqcumber iqcumber
70T5
Aug 13, 2007 sadie sadie
85T8
Aug 13, 2007 Raoul Raoul
50T2
Aug 13, 2007 TheDenizen TheDenizen
60T5
Michael J. Fox really wasn't a very good actor, but sexy Phoebe Cates kinda makes up for it.
Aug 13, 2007 schnofel schnofel
59T6
Aug 13, 2007 peekay505 peekay505
74T8
Aug 13, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
68T4
Jul 16, 2007 coot
48T3
May 23, 2007 Malcym
3T1
May 02, 2007 jsommersby8
88T8
Mar 01, 2007 TheDiceman TheDiceman
45T3
Passes the time.
Average Tier 3.76 from 129 Rankings rss