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Go (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

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Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. Written by Vladimir Zelevinsky <vz@alum.mit.edu>

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When the lights go down, the world is yours. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong drug content, sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Viviendo sin límites  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,706,795, 11 April 1999, Wide Release

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$16,842,303, 1 August 1999
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Writer John August was on set every day, and indeed ending up directing some second unit work for Doug Liman. See more »

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When Vince Sr. and Vince Jr. are chasing Simon, Singh, Tiny, and Marcus in the parkade, Vince Sr. leans on a concrete post that wobbles. See more »

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Todd: Ronna, I just gave you a favor.
Ronna: And here I thought you just gave me head.
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Courtesy of Flammable Records, Ltd.
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A wonderful wild ride; sometimes too clever, sometimes not enough
29 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Go" reads like a very very good sophomore offering by a very very good up-and-coming director. You can almost see a bright future for everyone involved in the film, from the director (Doug Liman) to the screenwriter (John August) to all of the young actors. The script is clearly the winner, with witty dialogue and a convoluted plotline (or plotlines, depending on how you view it) centered around a dozen or so GenX-er Los Angelenos on Christmas Eve. The film slickly moves you from one plotline to the next, as you follow one minor disaster leading to other minor disasters.

The film being a "sophomore offering," of course, has some drawbacks. Yes, it is tangentially derivative of "Pulp Fiction." And yes, it does scrounge a bit from this teen flick and that. In some cases, certain plotlines wrap up too neatly, and in other cases the plotlines don't converge nearly as neatly enough. But what the film may lack in originality it certainly makes up for with style and quirks.

The real discovery in all this is the cast. Sarah Polly stands out (listen to her mild Canadian accent slip through once in a while) as the world-weary checkout gal who's first and only foray into drug-dealing unleashes a legion of trouble for her. Desmond Askew (wonderfully punny name) is this Pulp Fiction's Tim Roth, glib and cocky as his well-ordered world whirls and crumbles around him in a neatly choreographed disaster. As the sinister drug supplier, Timothy Olyphant is particularly menacing, exuding equal amounts of danger and innocence, sexiness and insecurity. The characters in "Go" never become cardboard parodies of themselves, and they never dissolve into charicatures of themselves for the sake of plot or atmosphere.

So watch the film, soak in the plot, atmosphere, and the characters. At the risk of sounding glib myself, by all means "Go."


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