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13 Moons (2002)

R | | Comedy | January 2002 (USA)
Things aren't looking so good for television clown Banana's career, and the fact that his estranged wife, Suzi, has just been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, Lily, just serves to compound Banana's despair.

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Alexandre Rockwell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Suzi
Elizabeth Bracco ... Louise Potter
Steve Buscemi ... Bananas The Clown
Peter Dinklage ... Binky
Daryl Mitchell ... Lenny
Karyn Parsons ... Lily
David Proval ... Mo Potter
Rose Rollins ... Sanandra
Peter Stormare ... Slovo
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Owen
Gareth Williams ... Thad
Austin Wolff Austin Wolff ... Timmy
Francesco Messina Francesco Messina ... Robert
Sam Rockwell ... Rick
Matthew Sussman Matthew Sussman ... Doctor Monroe
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Things aren't looking so good for television clown Banana's career, and the fact that his estranged wife, Suzi, has just been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, Lily, just serves to compound Banana's despair.

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Rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Priest: Owen, you don't know God's will.
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Quirky, consistently surprising, with a seemingly effortlessstructure!
13 June 2002 | by lapsus53See all my reviews

Thank the cinema gods that movies like this are still being made - personal, inimitable, expressive visions you'll never see in a studio boutique division's wildest dreams!

Doing his best work since the very funny "In The Soup," Alexandre Rockwell again works with a large ensemble cast of fine but often under-used actors to tell the niftily interwoven stories of an unlikely set of characters all of whose paths cross because of a marital spat and a life-weary bailbondsman getting saddled with his waifish son - who's in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Problem is, it seems the only good match is sloshing about in the innards of the bedrugged, drunken, wacked-out Peter Stormare (in a Santa suit, continuing Rockwell's ongoing leitmotiv in several films). The movie, beautifully shot on hi-def video by the estimable Phil Parmet, with an insinuating score, all takes place in one night, an extended but befuddled chase after the wayward, reluctant kidney donor.

Among an as entertaining group of actors as you're likely to find, Daryl Mitchell, Rose Rollins, and Peter Dinklage are especially sharp and funny. Keep an ear peeled for Rollins's perfectly pitched horribly bad rap song!

Lots of incidental pleasures along the way, and, typical in the Rockwellian oeuvre, an uplifting moment at the end - literally and figuratively. All in all, a shaggy-dog delight.


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