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They were the literati of the Jazz Age, but their lives weren't as glamorous as the society pages made them seem. Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Robert Benchley (Campbell Scott), Charles MacArthur (Matthew Broderick) and the other regulars of the New York City salon known as the Algonquin Round Table publish celebrated pieces of writing and while away hours over boozy lunches. But for Parker, an endless string of droll commentary is a veneer hiding her emotional and romantic troubles.
Cast and crew
Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn
Jennifer Jason Leigh Campbell Scott Matthew Broderick Andrew McCarthy Tim McGowan Nick Cassavetes Matt Malloy Sam Robards Wallace Shawn Keith Carradine Gwyneth Paltrow