200 Cigarettes ★★ 1998 (R)
Directorial debut from former casting director Garcia follows the adventures of various selfabsorbed hipsters on New Year's Eve in early ‘80s New York. The excellent ensemble cast is given spotty material, however. The primary goal of all these rather unlikable characters is to find someone (or anyone) to sleep with before the night is over. They all hook up in this ode to the high life of pre-AIDS promiscuity, but you don't really care about them at all. Chapelle provides the most entertainment as a philosophyspouting disco cabbie who schleps the shallow partygoers to and fro. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Jay Mohr, Dave Chappelle, Gaby Hoffman, Courtney Love, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Catherine Kellner, Martha Plimpton, Janeane Garofalo, Guillermo Diaz, Angela Featherstone, Brian McCardie, Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Hudson, Elvis Costello; D: Risa Bramon Garcia; W: Shana Larsen; C: Frank Prinzi; M: Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh.