In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style.Written by
Trent Reznor watched the film over fifty times to "get in the mood" for mixing the soundtrack. See more »
No human can take such a repeated and concentrated dose of Mace as Mallory does and open their eyes so soon afterward, not to mention Mallory's eyes open quite easily and do not shut during the spray. Mallory also doesn't apply any water to her eyes, and seems to recover naturally only minutes later. This is one of many scenes which are supposed to be stylized and unrealistic. See more »
The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »
The Director's Cut was originally released by Vidmark Video, after Warner Bros. refused to distribute it because of a company policy that won't allow them to release unrated or NC-17 rated tapes (the Director's Cut was unrated). The Warner Bros. logo was thus removed from the beginning of the film. However, in 2009, Warner Bros. did release their own edition of the Director's Cut, in which the logo was restored. See more »
Reading the comments of the people who posted reviews here, as well as remembering the reviews of professional reviewers, pro and con, of this film, reminds me of exactly why I found it so stupid and boring in the first place; it is trying to make a point as obvious as the nose on your face by beating you in the head with a sledge. How profound! The media glorifies violence! Thanks for tuning me in to the blatantly obvious.
If you want to see something interesting about the media, go get Noam Chomsky's "Manufacture of Consent." If you have the reasoning capacity of a 12 year-old and love stupid violence, as well as horrid acting (my god, I truly cannot believe anyone actually paid Lewis for her role), then see this truly idiotic film.
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