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Life in the Fast Lane (1998)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven (original title)
R | | Comedy | 18 October 1998 (USA)
Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional... See full summary »

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Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a pet shop owner. Unfortunately, when he arrives, she is with another man, who immediately makes love to her against the box. Then when they decide to open the box, they stab scissors into the box, killing the man. The action then follows that the spirit of the graffiti artist can now communicate only with the artist and, fearfully, she decides she has to get rid of the body. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language, violence and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Rosie: When did you paint this?
Mona: Last night. You know what's weird? The same thing happened downtown today. An angel fell down on top of this lady.
Rosie: Oh god. I hate things like that. Like this one time, this guy brought in his TV to the shop. And the same night, I saw him at the movie theater!
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Gloria in D Major
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Fairuza Is The Only Good Thing
1 January 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Life in the fast lane or there's no fish food in heaven or whatever the hell you call it is about a frustrated artist Mona( Fairuza Balk). She has this boyfriend Jeff( Noah Taylor) who she has known forever and she doesn't really appreciate him. Suddenly Mona thinks she's going crazy because whenever she draws something, her painting really comes true. Suddenly she starts seeing this stranger who she cannot resist and has sex with him whenever she gets the chance too. Jeff wants to get Mona's attention again, so he puts himself in a box in front of Mona's doorstep. When Mona tries to open the box, she accidently stabs Jeff in the head and kills him. Now the spirit of Jeff follows Mona around everywhere and won't leave her alone unless she can find his body again. This wasn't really funny although it is considered a comedy, the only reason i even rented this movie was because of Fairuza Balk who I am in love with. I would give Life In The Fast Lane 5/10


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