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?
was hired as director for two reasons and these were based on his direction of his critically acclaimed 1984 film Another Country
(1984). This was because Kanievska had in that film (1) fashioned unsympathetic characters making them sympathetic and (2) been able to handle themes of bi-sexuality and sexual ambivalence. See more
When Julian uses a credit card to open the sliding glass door at his parents' home it's obvious that there is no latch or lock where he inserted the card when the door opens. See more
Julian, who the fuck do you think you're talking to? You're a junkie.
References Desperately Seeking Susan
Christmas In Hollis
Performed by Run-D.M.C.
Words & Music by Joseph Simmons
(as J. Simmons), Darryl McDaniels
(as E. McDaniels),
(as J. Mizell)
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc. See more