By Kirven Blount
Updated September 01, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

”My version of pain is more fun than yours,” says Dorothy Parker in this expansive take on the legendary Algonquin Round Table mainstay. Begging to differ are co-writer/director Alan Rudolph’s smart but bleak treatment and Jennifer Jason Leigh’s downbeat performance in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. EXTRAS Edifying interviews with everyone from Gloria Steinem to The New Yorker‘s Brendan Gill. Rudolph tips his hand in a commentary: ”If we had shown an entire film of Dorothy Parker sitting in a room trying to write a poem, to me, that would have been valid, too.”

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

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  • Alan Rudolph