After Hours (1985)

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Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Joseph Minion deliver a night full of oddball comedy with a superb ensemble cast. The lead Griffin Dunne gets trapped in New York City's SoHo district as he encounters one misadventure after another. When he meets Rosanna Arquette's character it quickly becomes clear that he's not going to receive the night of romance he was seeking. And as the story unfolds, it is also becomes clear that the scenes aren't going to add up to much or make sense in the end. So it all depends on how much you enjoy the individual parts including scenes with Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, and Cheech & Chong. It's a fun snap shot of SoHo in the mid-1980s with bravura camerawork by Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, and playful editing from Thelma Schoonmaker. And like any Scorsese movie it has a wonderful soundtrack with a score by Howard Shore and a bunch of golden oldies. Certainly worth a watch for any Scorsese fan.

After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Joseph Minion, and starring Griffin Dunne with an ensemble cast. The film follows Paul Hackett, portrayed by Dunne, as he experiences a series of misadventures while making his way home from New York City's SoHo district during the night.