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Blue In The Face

1995 - Miramax Films - all rights reserved
  Blue In The Face Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
3.25 /10
Harvey Keitel , Michael J. Fox, Roseanne Barr Jim Jarmusch
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Directed by: Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
Written by: Wayne Wang, Paul Auster

Released: 1995
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 88

An uneven, talky collection of actors' improvisations around the theme of Brooklyn.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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This by-product of the Wayne Wang-Paul Auster comedy Smoke is set in and around a shop run by a friendly tobacconist (Harvey Keitel). It is memorable for a couple of brief monologues: one by rock singer Lou Reed (pictured) lampooning Sweden, another by cult director Jim Jarmusch satirising Hollywood's attitude to smoking. The rest is amiable but shapeless, and three of the guest performances - by Roseanne, Madonna and Lily Tomlin - are dreadfully self-conscious.

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