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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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User Comments

6/08/11 linda "Do you want more?" "Yes" "Say please' "Please". 5 stars
6/27/10 PAUL SHORTT ENTERTAINING, SOFT-CENTRED ROMANCE WITH A GOOD STAR PERFORMANCE 3 stars
3/24/10 pfehl One of my favorite romance films...love 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
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  19-Oct-1990 (R)
  DVD: 01-Mar-2005

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