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Candy Mountain (1987)

R  |   |  Drama  |  February 1988 (USA)
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A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.

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Emile de Antonio ...
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Musician's Son
Bob Maroff ...
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Rockets Redglare ...
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A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.

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quirky, low-key movie
7 August 2002 | by (guelph, canada) – See all my reviews

This film is probably not for everybody, but if you like slightly surreal off-beat movies (Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmousch, Tom Dicillo) with interesting characters, than check out this movie.

Although it's a little sloppily put together and obviously low budget, the characters are memorable and the performances are authentic. Laurie Metcalfe (from "Roseanne") play her usual way-over-the-top self but pushes even farther over the top here, but it works somehow because it sticks out so oddly against all the other subdued performances. Tom Waits is great as the tacky-clothes-wearing, golf-playing crooner. ("Hell, I got money, look around.") This is one of those anti-hero movies, where everybody is either crazy or an asshole, even the main character and it's really hard to like any of them, but that's the point. Some very funny lines, realistic yet weird situations and touching moments. The ending is pretty weak though. 7/10.


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