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Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle - does it get under Dorothy's skin?

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This Dorothy Parker biopic captures the enigmatic nature of its subject well but fails to stitch chunks of her sublime writing together into a satisfying narrative

Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Director: Alan Rudolph
Entertainment grade: C
History grade: A

Dorothy Parker is widely remembered as one of the wittiest and sharpest writers of the 20th century. She was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, a legendary lunching group of writers, critics and creative hangers-on who met daily at the Algonquin Hotel in New York between 1919 and 1929.

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