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White Palace
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by Rob Gonsalves

"Worth it for Spader and Sarandon."
3 stars

James Spader is a St. Louis yuppie who falls in love with Susan Sarandon, a 43-year-old waitress in the titular burger joint. They have steamy sex, have many fights about their class differences, and wind up together forever.

White Palace isn't much of a movie, but Spader comes through with another of his intelligent, understated performances, and Sarandon, as always, is superb — she invests each line with bottomless sadness and bitterness. See it for them, and also for Eileen Brennan as Sarandon's fortune-teller sister and Kathy Bates in a brief bit as Spader's co-worker.

There is one classic exchange, when Sarandon accompanies Spader to his family's Thanksgiving dinner and encounters a snooty designer who wants to know how she won Spader's heart. 'I dunno,' Sarandon says, 'I guess I just give good blowjobs.' 'I bet you do,' sneers the designer. 'I bet you don't,' says Sarandon.

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6/08/11 linda "Do you want more?" "Yes" "Say please' "Please". 5 stars
3/24/10 pfehl One of my favorite romance Spader and Sarandon together! 5 stars
2/12/08 Ivana Moretti This film is underrated. Sarandon and Spader are brilliant. 5 stars
3/13/07 dmitry A guilty pleasure...Susan Sarandon can do no wrong 4 stars
9/20/05 M.N. Hall My Favorite Love Story, About Souls. Excellent cast, direction, and production! 5 stars
11/03/04 Lee Graham The chemistry between the 2 leads almost took my breath away 5 stars
7/09/03 natasha_theobald a unique love story grounded in some devastating drama 4 stars
6/22/03 cochese Sarandon sucks. 1 stars
4/19/03 Wendy Frantz Less insufferable than to be expected with Kathy Bates ans Susan Sarandon! 3 stars
12/29/02 Jack Sommersby Predictable, but superbly acted and finely textured. 4 stars
10/01/02 zeldaron Enjoyable film, well acted by the 2 leads. 4 stars
3/02/02 Tiffany Thunderhurst Incredible oddball romance that I never could really pull for. 2 stars
5/03/00 cort major Solid Film all around. 4 stars
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