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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Movie Review: True Romance

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True Romance is one hell of a movie. I personally believe it's the best Quentin Tarantino movie ever and he didn't even direct it...that honor goes to Tony Scott. But anyway when Clarence (Christian Slater) a comic book store clerk meets Alabama (Patricia Arquette) they fall in love. But she being a call girl, she brings some baggage along. Namely her pimp Drexel (an exotic looking Gary Oldman). Well a confrontation between Clarence and Drexel turns ugly and soon the lovers are on the run with Drexel's
associates in hot pursuit over some stolen drugs. The lovers leave Detroit and head to LA to try and unload the drugs and score some money. Easier said than done..soon hitmen and the LAPD get involved leading to a glorious shoot-out in a ritzy hotel with maximum carnage. This film has one of the most impressive casts you will ever see. In addition to Slater and Arquette, you also have Dennis Hopper as Clarence's dad; Christopher Walker as the main bad guy in pursuit of his employer's drugs; Brad Pitt as a dope head room-mate; Samuel L. Jackson as a drug dealer; James Gandolfini as a brutal hitman; Tom Sizemore and Chris Penn as LAPD and Bronson Pinchot as a Hollywood executive. Plus a cameo by Val Kilmer as Elvis Presley, who is part of Clarence's consciousness. Great movie with a great music theme that plays through out the entire film. A must see. Be warned it's very violent and very profane. 

Virgil: Now the first time you kill somebody, that's the hardest. I don't give a shit if you're fuckin' Wyatt Earp or Jack the Ripper. Remember that guy in Texas? The guy up in that fuckin' tower that killed all them people? I'll bet you green money that first little black dot he took a bead on, that was the bitch of the bunch. First one is tough, no fuckin' foolin'. The second one... the second one ain't no fuckin' Mardis Gras either, but it's better than the first one 'cause you still feel the same thing, y'know... except it's more diluted, y'know it's... it's better. I threw up on the first one, you believe that? Then the third one... the third one is easy, you level right off. It's no problem. Now... shit... now I do it just to watch their fuckin' expression change.

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