Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Special Edition)

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh Director: Alan Rudolph  Rated: R: Restricted
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Special
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Would you like a drink before you kiss me'"
  - Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh)
"Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acids stain you, drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful; you might as well live."
  - Dorothy Parker
"I never liked a man I didn't meet."
  - Dorothy Parker

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/15/1994
"...Lively and unexpectedly touching..."
New York Times - 11/23/1994
"...A charismatic, unforgettable heroine, stunningly well-played by [Leigh]....[Rudolph] sustains a sharp idea..."
Variety - 05/16/1994
"...A striking performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh provides the centerpiece....Her delivery of the writer's acid remarks is stinging..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1995
"...Jennifer Jason Leigh constructs a jaded and terminally wounded Parker....[It is a] formidable performance, as cunning and detailed as her contributions to RUSH and MIAMI BLUES..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/21/1994
"...Leigh manages the 30-plus year trajectory with ease..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/23/1994
"...The great achievement of Alan Rudolph's MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE is that it allows us to empathize with Dorothy Parker..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/08/2006
"[A]n expansive take on the legendary Algonquin Round Table mainstay." -- Grade: B

Plot Synopsis:

MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE is a bourbon-tinted portrait of writer Dorothy Parker, a woman of rapier wit and ravenous thirst who presided over the famous intellectual Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel. The film produced by Robert Altman and directed by Alan Rudolph.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Friends | Racy | Substance Abuse | Theatrical Release | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.6
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