Tuesday, April 20, 2010

After Hours (1985)

A word processor in Manhattan gets trapped in Soho overnight with crazed artists and weirdos.  A marvelous twisted Scorsese dark comedy.  Griffin Dunne does it just right as normal everyman Paul who just wants to get home.  Rosanna Arquette is the troubled object of his desire; the pretty girl-next-door with issues.  Teri Garr is a special treat as a neurotic bar waitress.  Scorsese piles up the tension so remarkably.  Paul losing his cab fare would seem innocuous enough, but with Marty directing, it seems so huge and devastating. The whole movie builds this way, so get ready for a ride.  Awesome cast as well, including John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Cheech n Chong; Linda Fiorentino and Will Patton.  Dark and funny.

Quickie Synopsis
Get Me


1 comment:

Paul said...

Griffin Dunne was awesome in this movie.

Great choice - very underrated!

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