R | | Comedy, Crime
In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Jennifer Tilly revealed on an interview given in 2017 that, when she found out that the Weinstein Company was pushing only Dianne Wiest for the Supporting Actress category at the Oscars, she orchestrated her own campaign in talk shows and buying ads to build buzz around her, which resulted in an Oscar nomination for her as well, something that the Weinsteins hated her for, she said.
Two martinis please, very dry.
David Shayne: How'd you know what I drank?
Helen Sinclair: Oh, you want one too? Three.
There are two posters for The Wild Party (1929) outside the Rivoli. However, the relevant scene takes place in September 1928 and that film was not released until April 1929.