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I'm the Elephant, U Are the Mouse (1994)

| Drama | 1994 (USA)
These are the highs and lows of a young Los Angeles-area artist...stemming particularly from his romances, drugs and his craft.


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Complete credited cast:
George Ferris George Ferris ... Port
J.C. Brandy ... Alice
Mike Dytri Mike Dytri ... Oliver
Zoë Nathenson ... Franny
Christina Una Christina Una ... Aliah
Ernesto Godoy Ernesto Godoy ... Sebastian
Chris O'Connor Chris O'Connor ... Sam
Forest Wise Forest Wise ... Jimmy
Gus Bokkes Gus Bokkes ... Gus
Mark Stansbury Mark Stansbury ... Port's Dad
Tito Reynoso Tito Reynoso ... Froggie
Jaime Reynoso Jaime Reynoso ... Documentary Man
Simone Simone ... Documentary Woman


Port Langlois is a tortured young artist living in Los Angeles. The major source of his painful existence is his dependency on heroin. Add to that his obsession for painting and it makes it very difficult for Alice to stay in a relationship with him. When she moves out, his world falls apart even more. Other offers of relationships are just not satisfying. His sister tosses him out of the house because he insults her husband. In fit of desperation, he heads to Mexico. By total accident he meets an old friend Sebastian who undertakes to get him started back on the road to recovery. This is aided by another chance encounter. Aliah, a young Mexican woman, knocks a pottery cup off his table at a sidewalk cafe. She apologizes profusely and agrees to replace it. When she brings the replacement to where he's staying, they discover they are both painters. She is attracted to him and takes him away from the city to the farm where she grew up. Port finds her so pure of heart, that her ... Written by Garon Smith

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11 June 2003 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

Sometimes a technical inadequacy in these "indies" masks something positive. Such is the case (I think) with this flick, which, by the way, displayed the title "Pure" to introduce the version which I watched. I'm not into "relationship"-type movies, but, at least this one delivers realistic dialogue. Trouble is that much of the speaking is so subdued that it's inaudible. Beyond this, I'm also at a loss for good words 'cause this bloke's just too dense, I guess, to keep up with - or appreciate - this picture's additional goings-on, which have to do with southern Cali artist, Port's lovers, addiction and painting, providing the ups and downs of this film. Therefore, for this viewer, the experience was largely a downer.

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