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New Year's Day (1989)





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Filmmaker Henry Jaglom plays the leading male role in his characteristically gabby New Year's Day. Jaglom is a writer who insists upon asking disturbing and intrusive questions to the revellers at a New Year's Eve party. His inclusion in the story is explained by having him sublet a California apartment where the previous attendants show no signs of leaving. The crazy-quilt Dramatis Personae include lesbian PR-agent Gwen Welles, erstwhile actress/activist Maggie Jakobson, and lustful fashion-photographer Melanie Winter. Periodically interrupting the steady stream of spontaneous-sounding conversation between these three is Jakobson's randy boyfriend David Duchovny and famed Czech director Milos Forman as a janitor (!). As always, Henry Jaglom is a matter of taste, but you'll very likely want to see New Year's Day for a glimpse at a pre X-Files David Duchovny.

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...might hold some appeal for fans of the filmmaker but few others.

December 21, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A rambling, self-absorbed indie drama from Henry Jaglom, the filmmaker whose very name is synonymous with rambling and self-absorbed.

December 16, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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