The Doom Generation Reviews
This film pulls into the world of these three characters so fully. Rose McGowan creates the paradigm of the annoying junkie girl from the 90s and it plays well off the sensitive stoner and daring bad boy cutouts of characters. Definitely a film for people who feel like thinking about what they are watching, as much of the detail is in symbolic 90s art creations and the main plot points reference not reality, but B movies. Watching this movie is like falling into an abyss of the 1990s and its complacent pessimism. The film just leaves one feeling unsettled and in this way perfectly captures its era and what its characters are feeling and conveys that to the audience.
Fantastic ending, a real blinder that works so well.
Cool cameos: Parker Posey and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction
"Most Fucked Up" highlight: head still talking, the conclusion
(I am looking back and I am having a hard time believing that I was actually waiting for 'Jordan' to grow a spine! It is clear and undeniable that this movie is FAR ...to ignorant and to asinine to allow that to happen!)
The lines/dialogue delivered in this film are cheesy & boring & add to the patheticness of the movie. And obviously, that's NOT a good thing!! One of the few interesting parts of the film were the list of cameos by actors (Dustin Nguyen, Parker Posey...talented actors at that, who's talents are completely wasted) and non-actors alike (Heidi Fleiss & Perry Ferrall; and I don't mind Fleiss but, Farrell is an talentless singer/songwriter-hack who clearly only took this job to pay for his heroin habit)!
The ...ONLY... 'good' thing about the entire movie was the soundtrack, which is something of a conundrum since Perry Ferralls band of junkies are on the soundtrack, too!
As a movie: 3/10
I love Gregg Araki, but this movie is just kind of annoying. On list of disturbing movies mainly because of the ending, which is more irritating and sad than anything. The only half-decent character gets the brunt of torture and punishment while the other two characters that go through the whole movie up to this point to show just what shitty people they are go free and unscathed.