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Frameup (1993)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | March 1995 (USA)
Ricky, a dim-witted ex-con, meets Beth, a dim-witted waitress, in an Idaho diner. They take off in his car to Washington and begin an affair. Beth, a lonely romance-novel addict, is ... See full summary »

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Kate Sannella ...
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Ricky, a dim-witted ex-con, meets Beth, a dim-witted waitress, in an Idaho diner. They take off in his car to Washington and begin an affair. Beth, a lonely romance-novel addict, is hopelessly enamored; Ricky is just in it for the (constant) sex. Beth's longing to visit California and Ricky's longing for quick cash leads them into a desperate situation. Director Jost uses a variety of avant-garde visual and narrative techniques, such as montage, collages, split screens and lengthy, tongue-in-cheek monologues to tell the tragicomic story of two complete losers in love. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@vt.edu>

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Following Frameup (1993), Jon Jost moved to Europe, where he stayed for the next 10 years, abandoning film in favor of digital video. He returned to the United States 11 years later to make Homecoming (2004), the beginning of his so-called "Bush Trilogy." See more »

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Beth-Ann Bolet: All those things didn't really seem to matter any more, whether it was wonderful or it was terrible, all those things didn't exist at all, they went away, and there was...
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that's the movie that "Natural Born Killers" wanted to be, without any success. probably 1/100 from the Oliver Stone budget, and so much better, so much REAL, so muck authentic... that movie is not for everyone's eyes, it has a very slow and disturbing mood, with admirable, obscure - camera shots and no-budget video art techniques. the story of one outlaw that just got out of state prison called Rickey-Lee, and his -hard to believe- naive, girlfriend Bath-Ann. he is the almost perfect anti hero, a white trash smart guy, with anger and desperation. she's a no-life waitress, having her "good times" in remembering her high school years. they both ride to the American dream

  • California. a journey filled with heart-holding moments, hatred and


evilness. frame up is one movie that i'll never forget. that's not the stuff that you see, go to sleep, and forget in the morning, this will stay and hopefully will make you laugh or disturbed...


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