It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in... See full summary »
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married ... See full summary »
Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack's feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain's memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family. Why is Pilot so set on Seattle, will the goons catch Jack, and is there any way the friends' competing needs can be resolved? Written by
Highway is a fun, fast paced movie about two best friends exploring life, love and their friendship. I enjoyed this film so much - although some parts of the film do seem a bit pointless (like alligator boy) the characters and the actors casted to play them, make the film a very worthwhile viewing. It deals with issues such as drugs and prostitution without making big, screaming statements about how people should live their lives - it just tells it how it is! I think a lot of people will relate to it, or at least appreciate the humour and elements of emotion in it. There is also a certain vibe between the 2 male leads (Gyllenhaal and Leto) which could have been explored as sexual chemistry or subtext, but instead was depicted as almost brotherly love
which was fine, but personally i would have preferred the movie minus
Selma Blair's character. I recommend it!
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