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Bonfire of the Vanities

Bonfire of the Vanities
Starring:
Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis


Rated: R for adult content and language
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: December 21, 1990 Released by:

This is a satirical look at life at the top. Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks), a hot shot Wall Street bond trader, takes an abrupt downward spiral when he and his mistress (Melanie Griffith) take a wrong turn off the highway and end up lost in the Bronx. They're involved in a hit and run accident involving a black youth.

Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis) a reporter, whose job is in jeopardy because of drinking problems, gets a needed career boost from his front page account of the McCoy story. Everyone gets on the band wagon to hang McCoy; an aggressive Assistant D.A., a disreputable Reverend and an ambitious politician who is vying to become New York's next mayor. McCoy is forced to make an agonizing reassessment of his values. Fan s of Tom Wolfe's novel will be disappointed if they expect a true adaptation of the book. However, it you're looking for a sharp, biting witty look at the totally self-absorbed, you will be entertained.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Bonfire of the Vanities  B-   B+                     B 

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