A heterosexual movie by Gregg Araki.
Now typically, when watching a So Bad Its Good
flick, the Narm
is only enough to keep me entertained for about the first twenty minutes or so. There are a few exceptions, however. This is one of them.
It has all the ingredients to make a great Cult Classic
. Imagine, if you will, Pulp Fiction
crossed over with A Clockwork Orange
and maybe a little Scott Pilgrim
. Sounds good, right? Now mix that with a little bit of My Immortal
. It's kinda like that.
Amy is a completely unsympathetic Jerk Ass
bordering on Jerk Sue
and a failed attempt at a Deadpan Snarker
, Jordan is Too Dumb To Live
, and Xavier tries too hard to be cool. If that weren't enough, Darkness Induced Audience Apathy
kicks in about two minutes in preventing any of these characters from being even close to sympathetic (Except maybe
Jordan only because he's Frank
Amy is probably my favorite. Rose Mc Gowan
has one facial expression, and delivers absolutely every one of her lines in a Valley-Girl-From-Hell Dull Surprise
. Amy's lines are peppered with lovely Cluster F Bombs
and super lame insults including "He was an anus-face!", "Look, you fucking chunky pumpkinhead!" and "If bullshit were music, you'd be a big brass band!". She treats everyone like complete shit
and even has some Eboby-esque wangsting
("Oh my God. If i don't find my skull lighter, I'll, like, slit my wrists.").
Oh, and speaking of hell, the whole film is peppered with super subtle
symbolism, such as every single thing they purchase at a store coming out to $6.66, the hotel's address being 666, them staying in room 6 (there's three of them)
and numerous instances of the word "hell" popping up.
It's like an attempt at mimmicking Quentin Tarantino
whilst making a statement about glorifying violence that falls flat on it's face in every department. And it's hilarious.
It's one of the few So Bad Its Good
movies that keeps me entertained all the way through, and I would definitely recommend it. It's hilarious, sometimes (albeit rarely) intentionally, but it's mostly the movie's crappy attempts at Dead Baby Comedy
that make it so delicious.