This film has not aged well. Despite it being made in the golden era of Hollywood. The daily problems of 20-somethings do not correspond well to today’s experiences.
One could argue that it is a fair social study of late 1970’s in New York among the children of 2nd or 3rd generation of immigrants from Old Europe.
I love dancing and I do see the appeal of the main story. So I understand how it became a success back in its time.
But now? No thanks. I am allergic to disco music, so probably that is why it has been a difficult watch.
Maybe I am wrong, maybe it is a universal picture of troubled youth. I just don’t dig it.