Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

bright-lights-big-city-movie-poster-1988-1020209732By Scott Goldfine

Michael J. Fox sheds his boy-next-door image to play a cocaine addict in the anti-drug parable “Bright Lights, Big City.” Fox is a magazine researcher by day and a New York club-goer by night, who becomes immersed in a decadent drug-induced odyssey that leads to loss of wife, job and self-respect.

The film lacks depth in characters and plot, but it is well-made and acted. Kiefer Sutherland and Phoebe Cates are also featured. Rated R.

GRADE: C+

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