Monthly Archives: October 1990

WHITE PALACE

R103 min, 1990

Director: Luis Mandoki

Writers: Glenn Savan (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay) and Alvin Sargent (screenplay)

Stars: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander

The first time we see him he’s heading from work to a bachelor party. The next time we see him he’s having a fit about being short changed on six of the 49 cent burgers he ordered from a Midwest fast food chain. This sends him careening into the night toward that burger joint to haggle with a waitress over his $3 refund whilst wearing a tuxedo. The waitress calls him “Fred Astaire.” The next time we see them, they’ll meet again by chance in a bar and drunkenly flirt until they go back to her hovel together. Continue reading

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