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Saturday Night Fever

📅 2011-Nov-27 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ movie ⬩ 📚 Archive


There are moments in Saturday Night Fever where you ask yourself what is the big deal about this movie since it seems no different from a crappy 80s Bollywood movie! 😁 This movie launched the careers of John Travolta and the Bee Gees and popularized disco, but it is a surprisingly bad watch. Tony (John Travolta) works at a hardware store making small change, lives with his dysfunctional family and drives around with friends causing mayhem. The only point of his seemingly pointless life is to dance the night away at the local discotheque with girls (and sleeping with them) on Saturdays. As he and his gang prepare for an upcoming disco contest they find their wasted lives heading slowly towards a crash.

Much like the lives of its characters, Saturday Night Fever feels purposeless all through. What it does do well is to portray the 70s disco culture fueled by music, dance, polyester and promiscuity. All the dances are great to watch and they feature the now-popular songs by the Bee Gees. The movie is a waste of time, instead catch the dance videos of the movie and enjoy the ridiculous moves and the beats.

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