A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
Release Year: 1988
Rating: 5.4/10 (3,822 voted)
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates
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, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Writers: Jay McInerney, Jay McInerney
Michael J. Fox
All that glitters is not gold.
Release Date: 1 April 1988
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $5,126,791
(1 April 1988)
Did You Know?
This film is based on the novel by Jay McInerney of the same name. The book was also an inspiration for a rock musical of the same name, which premiered in 1999 and later went on to be a studio album.
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.
[rambling on aimlessly to himself]
… Siamese fighting fish in the water cooler… the old crew in the golden days of this magazine would have thought of it.
Not a bad movie at all
Michael J. Fox does an admirable job in the lead role of this movie
adaptation of Jay McInerey's book. The plot concerns one man's downfall
over the period of a week, and how it all stems from his mother dying and
his wife leaving him. The movie follows the basic plot of the book with
changes. Overall a very decent movie, with a solid cast.