Sort of a preppy Woody Allen vibe here, or "F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Teenage Years".
Part of me laughs at the characters' stupidity, and another part of me wants to make all the mistakes try did. A fantastic film.
This was a strange movie, it didn't feel like it was set in the real world, but rather the self-contained and self-centered world of these characters. I mostly liked it, despite all the characters being inherently (and intentionally) unlikable. But the narrative didn't seem to go anywhere by the end of the film and the protagonist (Tom) was dull and poorly acted. Witty and enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable.
Some really interesting dialogs, but somehow fails to deliver a full connection of them all. Though many characters are very well build, Nick didn't measure up to the expectations and got lost in his several contradictions - especially by presenting an idiotic fragile side and low self-esteem instead of the manipulatory intelligence expected of a "player" with that kinds of thoughts.
This is a great satire on a class of vapid rich white kids who are in rapid decline. The characters are thoroughly explored and the dialogue is as frivolous as the class these characters belong to. I hate these people but I like this film. I do feel that the visuals were a bit lackluster, but that might just be me.
I love this film! I love the dialogue and it's so reminiscent of what I loved about Eric Rohmer's "My Night at Maud's". The literary & intellectual discussions but answers that you are not expecting from the "Urban Haute Bourgeoisie". By no means do you have to be an erudite on literary and socio-economic topics. But it does make for an engrossing film for those who know what the characters are talking about.
Jesus christ this is awful. I was expecting critique of the upper class, but it just seemed filled with inside jokes of the upper class. If the point was to make these characters unlikable and impossible to connect with, then congratulations, you succeeded and your movie is a piece of shit.