Following the acclaim for his 1995 Kids debut, Larry Clark directed this drug-crime drama, set in the Midwest of the '70s. Teen junkie Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) shares an apartment with his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner) and pal Danny (Branden Williams). Bobbie is injured during an encounter with a security guard but regains his health under the supervision of his dynamic drug-dealer uncle Mel (James Woods). After a successful robbery of speed from an out-of-town doctor's clinic, Bobby, Rosie, Mel, and Mel's melancholy gal Sid (Melanie Griffith) encounter gunplay in a drug deal gone sour. With Mel and Bobby both wounded, they retreat to the headquarters of a gun merchant known as the Reverend (James Otis). When Rosie loses her baby, she slips into a depression and more drug use. Mel recovers and begins planning another heist, but the group is beginning to unravel. Shown at 1998 film fests (Venice, Toronto). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
I rented this movie mainly because I'm somewhat of a Vincent Kartheiser fan. And to me, that was its only redeeming feature. The plot made no sense to me. Foul-mouthed, money-hungry Mel picks Bobby up one day, and the very next minute they're the best of friends, going clubbing and sipping champagne? I'm sorry, but when I picture drug-dealing robbers, I picture them watching their backs, trusting no one but themselves; not giving each other pep talks over hugs and kisses.
No witty dialogue, no memorable characters. This movie doesn't have much going for it.
The book by Eddie Little is worth reading but the movie version really sucked. I like James Woods but he was NOT the choice for this character, nor was Melanie Griffith. Nor any of them for that matter. I saw Rosie Perez in the role of Bobby's girlfriend. Anyway, don't bother.
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Couldn't disagree more with the only two other reviews for this movie. I first saw this movie a decade ago and loved it!! Rented it again this year and enjoyed it as much as the first time.... I loved the plot, the acting (freaking James Woods!!), everything about it... Worth owning at only $6.64