PopEntertainment.com

It's all the entertainment you need!

 

FEATURE STORIES MOVIE REVIEWS MUSIC REVIEWS BOX SET REVIEWS TV SHOWS ON DVD CONTESTS CONCERT PHOTOS

 

  FEATURE STORIES
  INTERVIEWS A TO E
  INTERVIEWS F TO J
  INTERVIEWS K TO O
  INTERVIEWS P TO T
  INTERVIEWS U TO Z
  INTERVIEWS ACTORS
  INTERVIEWS ACTRESSES
  INTERVIEWS BOOKS
  INTERVIEWS DIRECTORS AND SCREENWRITERS
  INTERVIEWS MUSIC
  INTERVIEWS OSCAR NOMINEES
  INTERVIEWS THEATER
  IN MEMORIAM
  REVIEWS
  MOVIE REVIEWS
  MUSIC REVIEWS
  CONCERT REVIEWS
  BOX SET REPORT CARD
  TV SHOWS ON DVD
  MISCELLANEOUS STUFF & NONSENSE
  CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY
  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
  CONTESTS
  LINKS
  MASTHEAD
  EMAIL US

"WILD YEARS-THE MUSIC & MYTH OF TOM WAITS" BY JAY S. JACOBS

AVAILABLE IN BOOK STORES EVERYWHERE!

 

www.wbshop.com

PopEntertainment.com > Reviews > Movie Reviews > 54

MOVIE REVIEWS

54 (1998)

Starring:  Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, Breckin Meyer, Sherry Stringfeld, Ellen A;bertini Dow, Heather Matarazzo. Lauren Hutton, Michael York, Ron Jeremy and Peter Bogdanovich. 

Screenplay by Mark Christopher.

Directed by Mark Christopher.

Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures.  Rated R.  92 minutes.

54

What a blown opportunity!  This film takes the 70s sex, drugs and celebrity playground and makes it seem as interesting as a Bennigans in Topeka. 

Mike Myers is fantastic as owner Steve Rubell, but unfortunately he is on screen for maybe a quarter of the film's running time. 

Instead, we are treated to a boring plotline about the budding love between a dumb Jersey kid who becomes a bartender (Ryan Phillippe not only can't act, but frankly isn't good looking enough for the role) and a soap opera queen (a slumming Neve Campbell on autopilot.)  Also wasted is Salma Hayek as a wannabe diva. 

Even the musical choices are off the mark here.  54 takes what was arguably the most decadent place in the 20th century... and makes it just seem dull.

Jay S. Jacobs

Copyright 1998 PopEntertainment.com All rights reserved. Revised: January 31, 2016.

dmindbanner.gif (10017 bytes)

 RETURN TO MOVIE REVIEWS MENU

Copyright 1998 PopEntertainment.com All rights reserved.
Revised: January 31, 2016.