This movie has no plot. It has no storyline. It only has sadness.
The audience hated this movie. The reviewers hated this movie. I love this movie.
Based on a collection of Bret Easton Ellis short stories, this movie is also written and produced by the author. As opposed to Less Than Zero and American Psycho.
It has all the BEE ingredients: lots of eighties pop music, lots of coke, lots of lost souls.
The beauty of the movie is the fact that they managed to turn it into a basic good and evil story set in it’s own style and tempo using Los Angeles in the eighties as a random backdrop template.
It’s about the rich and the poor. And this time the rich is played by Kim Basinger and the poor by Mickey Rourke. Brilliant to cast them in the same film without having an actual scene together.
Some of the young actors were not even born in the eighties. Yet they are all very convincing – and scary, in the good way! – and the casting is just top notch throughout. Yes, Billy Bob Thornton and Winona Ryder is also starring in the movie.
I am looking forward to seeing it again. Now, I am going to play some Pat Benetar.