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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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Brad Renfro's first film role in more than three years, as 10th & Wolf (2006) was filmed in 2004. 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 »

Quotes

Susan Sloan: [dryly, to a topless Christie] Nice shirt.
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Stick H A Brush
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I tried to watch this but....
23 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let me get one thing straight. There are very few movies I won't sit through. No amount of shock or horror or immorality or amorality or even cheesiness will deter me. Practically the only thing that will is poor film making. The type that is lazy and bland. Mostly I manage to avoid these type of thing by never watching films with Vince Vaughan but once in a while you let your guard down. I could claim it was Billy Bob but it was probably Winona. What can i say? I am weak.

This film has nothing to offer and nothing to say. The bass monotone of the soundtrack that washes over the disparate and poorly written open 15-20 minutes tries to imply a threatening atmosphere of doom or something but you cannot imply meaning without there being meaning. There was more to the eighties than bad hair and depeche mode. We already know that blonde people are shallow and sex without love is a meaningless experience ("but as meaningless experiences go its one of.....").

Films are difficult to make. But there are a few simple rules that will help. Establish character and motivation. Give the audience something to care about or at least intrigue them with something unfamiliar and new. Don't pretend you have said something when you haven't yet. Try to earn the respect of the audience with good dialogue. Multi-layered narratives can work but weak trivial garbage on top of trivial garbage is still ... well you can work it out.

Of course i might be wrong. Some people seemed to like it. But then a lot of people thought shoulder pads were a good idea. And some still do.


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