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27 hours, I'm gonna find something that theoretically should exist but no one has ever seen.
Funny. This is exactly what I'm looking for.
You know why?
Yes, because I'm a private detective and I've been hired to.
Because I already know why we're here. I knew it the first time I dropped acid.
Really? When was the last time?
We are sentient beings, evolved in an infinite universe. An infinite extrapolation of our evolution is to become Gods ourselves. You dig?
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Some very good acting (especially from Sam Elliot), an unusual script filled with sometimes strangely funny references to cosmological and particle physics, and a jazzy style of direction lead to an inexpensive, yet engaging "private detective" story. Antonio Banderas' Latin, fish-out-of-water accent (the detective) initially seems odd for such an iconic American role, but in short order, it just blends-in with the many other off-center characters and events that populate the film.
It's flaws are irrelevant and understandable considering its limited budget and shooting schedule; it's a refreshing hour and a half of entertaining stuff that smartly never takes itself too seriously.
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