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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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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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Bananas The Clown: Making people laugh is overrated.
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Referenced in Nobody Wants Your Film (2005) See more »

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I knew them all
7 July 2008 | by vic-232See all my reviews

I knew every character in this movie as a real person. I knew the depressive clown and the hard-boiled midget and the drug addicted drag queen and even the self-doubting priests. While "13 Moons" was not set in New York City in the seventies, it might as well have been. Granted, I've been out of that crazy, all-night life for a long time, but I'm sure it hasn't gone away. People don't change, and the same kinds of tormented souls have to be there, pursuing their crazy odysseys, all night long. Perhaps you've missed them if you've been cocooned in the enclaves of the middle class, but if you're brave enough to go out and find them, you can.

I was totally engaged by "13 Moons." The ensemble acting was first-rate, so the characterizations were virtually perfect. The plot may be slightly less than believable, but if you tossed that particular batch of odd characters together under the right circumstances, something like it just MIGHT have happened.

Many reviewers refer to this film as "quirky." Well, LIFE is quirky, children -- and if you don't think Bananas and Binky and Lenny and Slovo and Mo and Lily and Suzi are real enough, you haven't been drinking in the right bars.

See "13 Moons." Believe in it. It's a close approximation of a world you may not have encountered, but which certainly is real.


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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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