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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 - 8 stars)
2. New York (public: moderated by djross - 5 stars)
3. Based On Novel (public: moderated by tathiel - 4 stars)
4. Films shot by Gordon Willis (public: moderated by Alex Watkins - 1 star)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Feb 27 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
36 22%
Feb 25 CrocGator
70 4%
Feb 10 davidjn
60 54%
Jan 09 M-B-M
4 33%
Dec 31, 2017 steinbej4
21 20%
Oct 11, 2017 92filmgeek
59 41%
Sep 23, 2017 chiefcuster chiefcuster
60 56%
Sep 04, 2017 izwt936g
14 18%
Jul 15, 2017 toro913
36 23%
May 04, 2017 chester9876
0 12%
Mar 16, 2017 habeck
73 38%
Mar 06, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
57 37%
Feb 03, 2017 howler19 howler19
40 32%
Jan 21, 2017 Robert Frost
82 32%
Jan 07, 2017 lentrot
85 39%
Jan 04, 2017 drawingboard drawingboard
60 19%
Oct 06, 2016 Castorp
50 52%
Sep 15, 2016 jffrakes
70 33%
Sep 05, 2016 xnfn
50 5%
Aug 14, 2016 SheWas SheWas
19 26%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jan 14, 2016 groovymovie
70 60%
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
50 6%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
40 26%
Nov 22, 2015 jamesbond
46 9%
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
50 21%
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
55 14%
May 21, 2015 rklenseth rklenseth
70 57%
May 09, 2015 FlashCalahan
80 77%
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
20 0%
Apr 21, 2015 10kfilms
23 17%
Mar 01, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
14 14%
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
40 23%
Jan 28, 2015 rkosiba31
47 13%
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
70 71%
Aug 08, 2014 mesjong
40 14%
Jun 29, 2014 Viajante
48 35%
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
40 12%
Feb 02, 2014 bizort
57 34%
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
48 13%
Aug 28, 2013 Gemma68
75 33%
Aug 20, 2013 6655321 6655321
6 28%
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
20 2%
Jul 04, 2013 salty_dog salty dog
26 2%
Jun 03, 2013 nuotio
59 61%
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
70 70%
Mar 09, 2013 pjdevitt
78 19%
Feb 10, 2013 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
40 10%
Jan 07, 2013 roger1
85 25%
Jan 04, 2013 grapeshine
52 22%
Jan 01, 2013 mpayan mpayan
77 23%
Dec 29, 2012 Empsall
59 11%
Nov 25, 2012 barsch barsch
72 43%
Sep 30, 2012 jyt84
53 28%
Sep 05, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
54 32%
Aug 16, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
37 20%
Jul 21, 2012 guppy guppy
40 27%
Jun 26, 2012 nickodemos
70 5%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
50 12%
Jun 08, 2012 moviesnmore
85 15%
Apr 23, 2012 wokelstein wokelstein
23 2%
Mar 14, 2012 Barraoc Barraoc
50 19%
Feb 15, 2012 dumbjaw dumbjaw
44 12%
Feb 04, 2012 FlixR8r FlixR8r
43 21%
Jan 11, 2012 JolietJake
83 34%
Jan 09, 2012 dcphillips
83 49%
Dec 29, 2011 Antares Antares
61 30%
Dec 20, 2011 myfavchords
76 50%
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
59 68%
Nov 18, 2011 bof bof
54 31%
Aug 27, 2011 wayofthegun wayofthegun
50 12%
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
75 27%
Apr 10, 2011 Ofterdingen Ofterdingen
49 32%
Mar 26, 2011 TNMomof5
75 2%
Mar 16, 2011 Aron_Ericson Aron Ericson
58 38%
Jan 17, 2011 postmodifier postmodifier
55 34%
Jan 12, 2011 DancingP
61 32%
Dec 25, 2010 moviefreak moviefreak
75 33%
Dec 19, 2010 ari
41 29%
Oct 27, 2010 Jerky Jerky
50 47%
Oct 22, 2010 glumpy99 glumpy_99
88 68%
Sep 27, 2010 hansen1973
20 15%
Sep 22, 2010 kreuzer
50 44%
Sep 21, 2010 filmcricket
51 37%
Sep 07, 2010 Raabeyes Raabeyes
32 23%
Sep 04, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
53 10%
Aug 15, 2010 ecalder ecalder
77 88%
Aug 02, 2010 AAAutin AAAutin
24 11%
Jun 10, 2010 GordonBombay GordonBombay
39 15%
Apr 21, 2010 caffe
46 5%
Apr 04, 2010 buser333 buser333
65 80%
Feb 17, 2010 Fetsch
63 27%
Feb 14, 2010 empire434
53 30%
Jan 20, 2010 kneudorf kneudorf
25 6%
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
4 27%
Aug 20, 2009 benito
67 12%
Jul 12, 2009 Jgirl2688 Jgirl2688
70 33%
May 19, 2009 filmaffinity filmaffinity
50 19%
Apr 30, 2009 imdb imdb
53 40%
Mar 04, 2009 rorqualmaru rorqualmaru
83 43%
Feb 08, 2009 luthar15
72 73%
Dec 08, 2008 digitalmonk
68 28%
Nov 20, 2008 chaw
25 24%
Jul 27, 2008 SailorRipley SailorRipley
88 59%
Apr 28, 2008 Gody85 Gody85
27 16%
Apr 05, 2008 Travisbickle Travisbickle
80 41%
Mar 31, 2008 TheRev
20 8%
Mar 30, 2008 torontodog torontodog
50 21%
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
22 22%
Mar 09, 2008 Jarmann Jarmann
80 65%
Jan 13, 2008 td888 td888
30 19%
Dec 01, 2007 welike
10 9%
Nov 08, 2007 RichardvDam
50 1%
Nov 04, 2007 mike615
43 22%
Oct 24, 2007 oolookitty
65 27%
Sep 14, 2007 unohav1 unohav_1
80 35%
Really dark.
Aug 20, 2007 jwest
65 37%
Aug 13, 2007 TheDenizen TheDenizen
60 41%
Michael J. Fox really wasn't a very good actor, but sexy Phoebe Cates kinda makes up for it.
Aug 13, 2007 sweetsin0r sweetsin0r
75 40%
Aug 13, 2007 Raoul Raoul
50 17%
Aug 13, 2007 crimnos
50 31%
Aug 13, 2007 peekay505 peekay505
74 76%
Aug 13, 2007 schnofel schnofel
59 51%
Aug 13, 2007 Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
50 29%
Aug 13, 2007 iqcumber iqcumber
70 49%
Aug 13, 2007 sadie sadie
85 71%
Aug 13, 2007 sully32 sully32
64 51%
Aug 13, 2007 linz11251
80 72%
Aug 13, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
68 34%
Aug 13, 2007 Sycophantman Sycophantman
24 15%
Jul 16, 2007 coot
48 23%
May 23, 2007 Malcym
3 7%
May 02, 2007 jsommersby8
88 77%
Mar 01, 2007 TheDiceman TheDiceman
45 23%
Passes the time.
Average Percentile 30.43% from 134 Rankings rss