A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much ... See full summary »
The Beat Nicks are musician Nick Nero and poet Nick Beat, a pair of self-styled truth-seekers who'd better find a gig or they'll be out on the street. Their luck begins to change when they ... See full summary »
Mark Boone Junior,
Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and ... See full summary »
Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.
Floating is the story of a young man's struggle to come of age during a violent period of emotional and financial bankruptcy. The film stars Norman Reedus as Van, a son shouldering the ... See full summary »
The trailer shows scenes not in the final version of the film. These seem to include scenes with Jack Kerouac and others from New York appearing only in brief flashback in the film. As well, a scene of William Burroughs reading a newspaper story to Joan about a fire at a zoo. The phrase "and the hippos were boiled in their tanks" which comes from this story was the title of the unpublished novel by Kerouac and Burroughs about the David Kammerer murder. See more »
Interesting and well acted story of the Beat writers
Interesting and well acted story of the beat writers. A tear jerker, but true, so worth viewing if you want to understand the biographical elements that inform writer's lives. Also helps if you like Courtney Love--she's great as usual.
Contrary to previous reviews, I believe the script is fun, especially if you like romantic (OK sometimes melodramatic), tragic, cynical one liners. Considering the characters were all writers, the script is reasonably realistic. The characters and the situations are intriguing as well, love triangles of mixed sexual orientations, to those who do not see life in simple terms.
The musical score is poignant and beautiful. I highly recommend this movie (to literature enthusiasts in particular).
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