New York Times - 02/26/1999
"...Enjoyable....[Hudson] makes her feature debut adorably..."
USA Today - 02/26/1999
"...The soundtrack is a beat-heavy parade of punk and new wave....The edgy East Village setting echoes Scorsese's urban date-from-hell classic AFTER HOURS..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/26/1999
"...Its makers sustain its energy through the unraveling of an intricate plot and bring to it a certain edge through a witty, sharp sense of observation..."
Set in Manhattan on New Year's Eve 1981, this comedy features a revolving cast of characters fumbling their way around the East Village on their way to and from various parties. As the night gets underway, two girls from suburban Long Island, Val (Christina Ricci) and Stephie (Gaby Hoffman), fall in with a crew of punk rockers, while the bubbly Cindy (Kate Hudson) has a date from hell with the aloof Jack (Jay Mohr). As others are added to the mix, the night only gets weirder. 200 CIGARETTES also stars Janeane Garofalo, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Paul Rudd, and Martha Plimpton. And watch out for appearances by Elvis Costello and David Johansen. The film's time-capsule soundtrack features Blondie, the Cars, the Go-Go's, Bow Wow Wow, the Ramones, Kool & the Gang, Roxy Music, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, and more!