Doug's a concierge at a luxury hotel on Manhattan. He saves all his tips towards his plan for a hotel. A potential investor seduces the girl, Doug loves, with false promises of leaving his wife. Doug's dilemma: hotel project or girl?
Michael J. Fox,
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Jamie Conway (Michael J. Fox) is an aspiring writer and yuppie living in New York City who seeks oblivion in cocaine and the glittery nightclub scene as his life falls apart (his wife leaves him, his mother dies, etc.). With his hard-partying friend Tad Allagash (Kiefer Sutherland) tagging along with him during their nights out, Jamie finds it increasingly difficult to show up every day at his unfulfilling job as a fact checker for a literary Manhattan magazine.Written by
The filmmakers shot two different endings, one where Jamie decides to start his life all over and an alternate one--to please the studio--in which he has finished writing a novel to be called "Bright Lights, Big City" with a new girlfriend, who is proud of what he has written. See more »
During Jamie's story of his relationship with Amanda to Megan his wineglass goes from half-full to empty in less than two seconds, while he's speaking. See more »
I didn't like it originally and it's still a no. I didn't read the book, but I'm sure it was better or the movie wouldn't have been made. The biggest problem for me is Michael J. Fox. Not his acting chops. I just can't accept him as a seedy guy. Not then and most certainly not now. The more appropriate person was cast as his co-star. No problem seeing Kieffer Sutherland struggling with some demons. Plus this film just reminds me that even as a teenager of the eighties, I really don't have much fond nostalgia for them. And, this film makes a point of calling out many of its shortcomings.
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