Permanent Midnight

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"He had a great job, beautiful wife and a habit the size of Utah."
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.2  (7,460)
  • 57

Told in flashback, the story follows recovering addict Jerry Stahl (Ben Stiller) who now works at a fast food joint, but who once upon a time used to be a television writer. Stahl meets a beautiful woman named Kitty (Maria Bello) and impulsively quits his job, he tells her his life story while they hook up at a motel. Stahl has had a drug problem since before he even got to Hollywood, but when he gets to town he makes friends with fellow addict Nicky (Owen Wilson) and his life becomes increasingly manic as he rises in the industry ranks, writing for one hit show after another but also getting fired from each one as his drug use affects his behavior and relationships. Also featuring Elizabeth Hurley as Sandra, Stahl's ex-wife and a supporting cast of familiar faces from the 1990s comedy scene, including Janeane Garofalo, Fred Willard, and Andy Dick.

Permanent Midnight
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Told in flashback, the story follows recovering addict Jerry Stahl (Ben Stiller) who now works at a fast food joint, but who once upon a time used to be a television writer. Stahl meets a beautiful woman named Kitty (Maria Bello) and impulsively quits his job, he tells her his life story while they hook up at a motel. Stahl has had a drug problem since before he even got to Hollywood, but when he gets to town he makes friends with fellow addict Nicky (Owen Wilson) and his life becomes increasingly manic as he rises in the industry ranks, writing for one hit show after another but also getting fired from each one as his drug use affects his behavior and relationships.

Also featuring Elizabeth Hurley as Sandra, Stahl's ex-wife and a supporting cast of familiar faces from the 1990s comedy scene, including Janeane Garofalo, Fred Willard, and Andy Dick.

Permanent Midnight is a 1998 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Release Date
    1998
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (7,460)
  • Metascore
    57