Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kalifornia (1993) R - 3½ Stars

I love, love, love any movie Juliette Lewis is involved in, She is a great actor and her roles usually get under my skin. A very different side of Brad Pitt and he's fantastic playing a psychotic Early, Adele's deranged boyfriend. He really compliments her well. Laughlin and Kessler are also great as the somewhat naive but trendy couple on a road trip. The movie gives me the creeps and for that alone I think it's well worth the ride. On the violent side, not for all audiences.

Carrie Laughlin (Michelle Forbes) and Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) are boyfriend and girlfriend looking for a new adventure. Carrie is a freelance photographer and Brian is a writer and the two decide to take a trip, touring sights where famous murders have taken place in order to document them. Their journey takes them cross country but with the prices of gas, they offer a ride to a couple to share the expenses with them.

Enter Early Grayce (Brad Pitt) and Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis). Early is an ex con who is on the run for just murdering his landlord. Adele is a ditz and copy's the glamour look and behavior of Carrie to the point of obsession. Carrie and Brian soon realize their next chapter could be about themselves as they share this ride through hell.

Gramercy Pictures
Director: Dominic Sena
Writers: Tim Metcalfe, Stephen Levy
Producers: Gregory Goodman, Steve Golin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson
I viewed 4/07 and 11/11

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