Fast Sofa (2001)
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This road picture follows a dope fiend named Rick, who believes his goal in life is to track down Ginger, a famous porn star who is currently staying in her Beverly Hills hideaway. Rick is obsessed with Ginger, watches her movies obsessively, and deals drugs on the side, all to the chagrin of his lover Tamara. He decides to seek out Ginger via the road, and along the way picks up Jules, a neurotic, virginal type.
The year is 1989. Burbank's very own Rick B Jeffers is at a crossroads in life. When he accidentally meets ginger, a porn star Jennifer tilly it's lust at first sight. Being an advocate of speed metal and alcohol can sometimes confuse ones judgement. Much to the dismay of his frigid girlfriend Tamara, with whom he feels his relationship has somewhat "plateau'd, he ventured out onto the road to Palm Springs to meet ginger for a weekend getaway in his aged Buick he calls the fast sofa, due to the enormous back seat. Being a man of charity, he picks up hitchhiker "Jules", Crispen Glover, a 40 year old virgin ornithologist, bird specialist. A wild and reckless road trip ensues, as Rick takes vengeance upon Tamara's side fling, all the whole Jules pontificating about the mating rituals of birds as compared to humans. Crispin Glover delivers a strong performance as an oddball OCD bird man. After some tequila and a few flaming arrows have been shot, the boys arrive in Palm Springs. When they find ginger, all hell breaks loose as her boyfriend & pimp (Eric Roberts) unleashed a brutal disciplinary action upon Rick. Ever the stubborn alcoholic, Rick doesn't give up, even as ginger pleads for him to leave. Things get tougher and tougher for Rick on this school of hard knocks road trip. In the end, lessons are learned, some of which are eternal.
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