A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980's Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con). Connecting the intertwining strands are a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing ... See full summary »
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
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
Based of course on the short story collection by Brett Easton Ellis, The Informers is a yet another weird movie that, while entertaining, really had no overall point. I did NOT hate the film. It was pretty good, there were a lot of drugs, sex, AIDS, boobs, cussing and crying, and therefore had compelling subject matter, but in the end I really just didn't care. I wouldn't waste the dough to see this in theatres, however it is definitely worth the rental. There is some pretty cool 80s music in the film, there are some nice shots and some well acted scenes, just don't go in expecting this to be American Psycho, because this is CERTAINLY not even in the same ballpark, but it is entertaining nevertheless.
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