Clay, an eighteen-year-old freshman, comes back from his first term at a college in New Hampshire to spend his Christmas vacation with his broken-up wealthy family in Los Angeles. His former girlfriend, Blair, is now involved with his ex-best-friend, Julian. She warns Clay that Julian needs help: he is using a lot of cocaine and has huge debts. What follows is a look at the youth culture of wealthy post adolescents in Beverly Hills with a strong anti-drug message. Apart from the setting and the names, the film has very little to do with Bret Easton Ellis's book by the same title on which it was based. Written by
Jeroen van Bree <J.vBree@kub.nl>
It only looks like the good life.
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Did You Know?
The movie was the first filmed adaptation of a written work by Bret Easton Ellis
with the movie's source "Less Than Zero" book being Ellis' first novel as well. See more
When Blair and Clay look for Julian at a club in Los Angeles, they pull up to the valet with the convertible top down in pouring ran, but yet they are completely dry. See more
Just leave with me! There's no reason for you to stay. Not here, not in LA.
Jesus! Do I look like I'm ready for homework?
References Blue Denim
A Hazy Shade Of Winter
Performed by The Bangles
Written by Paul Simon
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