Tuesday, September 28, 2010

96. River's Edge (1986)


This is like some *#)$in' movie. Friends since second grade, *#($in' like THIS
[crosses fingers] and then one of us gets himself in potentially BIG trouble, and now we've gotta deal with it; we've got to test our loyalty against ALL odds. It's kind of... exciting. I feel like... Chuck Norris, y'know?

There is a very fine line between genius and insanity. Proof of this is embodied in Mr. Crispin Glover. He is an absolute master at playing the endearing quirky guy, but he is also pretty freakin' crazy (don't believe me, google his movie "What is It?"). In this movie he plays a role that captures the "rubber-necker" in all of us. The part of our inner psyche that we usually can keep suppressed but every once in a while peeks its ugly head out with a sincere curiousity about the grotesque and morbid. The story is about a group of friends' reactions when they learn that one of their friends has strangled his girlfriend to death. It sounds pretty morbid, but it is actually quite fascinating to watch the very authentic but also unexpected story unfold. Dennis Hopper also makes his umpteenth appearance on the 365 as a really crazy fellow murderer who has a present relationship with his life-size plastic doll.

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