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Brian De Palma
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making. Written by
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I know this was an early DePalma film, but yikes, this was terrible. If it didn't have DeNiro in it, I doubt anyone would ever want to see this nowadays. His performance shows promise of his future work.
However, the film itself was like a bad Laugh-In episode. The writer and director were obviously high on drugs when they put this thing together. It was like they just threw a bunch of current events into a stew, unoriginal and derivative of so many other things. They probably thought they were doing an homage to the film Breathless but really badly done.
The sexism in this film is offensive but true to the times. If you need to see why women and gay people needed to fight for their rights, this film shows you how it used to be when ignorant morons like these three guys represented the most common attitude. If you like references to the Kennedy assassination, the film Slacker by Linklater is much better.
If you're a real low-brow fan who likes stupid comedy that is trying to be cool, you might like this film. If you've got higher standards, this film does not meet them.
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