Twenty something trust fund kid Anthony Patch and his party girl wife Gloria Gilbert are disinherited by their wealthy benefactor grandfather and their lives spiral out of control in a blizzard of drugs, sex and eventual violence.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,... See full summary »
A poor artist inherits a fortune while the bridegroom banker loses his on the eve of the wedding, and the artist joins the Bridal Party to win the bride back. A classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story of love and ambition.
This is an excruciatingly dull, lifeless adaptation of what certainly must have been a much better short story. The acting is particularly poor, so one is not surprised that the lead actors remain total unknowns. I find it difficult to believe that they couldn't have found a more interesting, less 'gay' leading man. Believe me, this one is as obvious as Richard Simmons, and totally unbelievable in the role. The leading lady is only marginally better, but is certainly no 'Zelda'. A real disappointment considering this is PBS, but then some of the other short story adaptations I've seen have been equally disappointing. Text Text Text Text
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