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The Informers (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  24 April 2009 (USA)
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One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.

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Loosely connected stories capture a week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence. Written by anonymous

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Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger and Winona Ryder are shown dining at Spago's in the movie. This Spago's was located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, and is completely different from the Spago's which currently exists in Beverly Hills (as of 2010). See more »

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When Bryan Metro gets out of the bath tub and puts a towel around his waist, he is completely dry. See more »

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Susan Sloan: [dryly, to a topless Christie] Nice shirt.
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In a Scarlet Sky
Written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (as Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen) and Steve Van Velvet
Performed by 7RAY
Published by Senator Musik and Hanseatic/Warner/Chappell
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Enough with the hating!!
24 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Informers" is a compelling film that goes into the lives of a few inhabitants of 1983 Los Angeles. These characters all have one common feature, the absence of personal morals in their lives. As their lives have sudden changes they learn more about themselves and others.

After watching this movie I sat in the theater for a couple minutes to comprehend what i just saw. What i realized was that every story teaches a different lesson. The characters were not as far-fetched as many people are saying. This movie is not as extreme as people believe it is. I think that the film did lake some comedic relief and tended to be too serious which can make it difficult to gain interest. But, if your like me, you will always find something interesting in movies.

And also, after watching the film, unlike many critics are saying, this film actually taught me something, if not a few things. One particular scene, which might have been hard to catch, had a very distinct climax in which self realization is established. The movie ends with a pretty memorable scene that is pretty clear.

Overall, acting wasn't that bad, Billy Bob Thorton i believe was the best in the cast. A few characters could have been polished up a bit though. The film seems pretty accurate in depicting 80's as well.

This movie is a good watch, not a must watch. Not something to be watched for someone who is narrow minded. While it did lake some elements of a memorable film, it wasn't as good as a film like Crash for instance, But definitely worth my time and money.


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