I'm still not quite sure what the the distinguishing characteristics of the 90s are, but this film seems very 1990s ( in a good way). There are raves, ecstacy, 20-somethings (which I was at the time), and loads of hip 90s music. During the 90s spate of Tarantino wannabe films, this is probably the only one that really worked and was also the only one that tried to do something kind of original. The film is only superficially a "Pulp Fiction" knock off in that it has separate crime related stores that converge, but besides a bit of drug dealing, it's not really in the "True Romance" or "Reservoir Dogs" universe. It's more a universe of hip 20 somethings looking to party and getting into trouble. The overlapping stories begin with Sarah Polley wanting to make her rent by selling some ecstasy, only to realize she's selling to a cop. After flushing the ecstasy to avoid being arrested, she's then in debt to the dealer she bought them form, played by Timothy Olyphant who easily steals the film. To reveal much more of the plot would spoil the fun, but I will say that a never cooler Katie Holmes plays Polley's buddy and Nathan Bexton plays her other buddy (who's quite good, t hough I can't say I remember really seeing him in much before or since. Taye Diggs, Breckin Meyer and Desmond Askew have a wild adventure in Vegas, eventually running afoul J. E. Freeman. There's a third story involving actors played by Jay Mohr and Scott Wolf in debt to weirdo William Fichtner (who's wife is played by Jane Krakowski). Melissa McCarthy even has her film debut in a very funny once scene bit. The film was crisply directed by Doug Liman right after his breakout film "Swingers" and right before he'd become a major Hollywood player with the Bourne films. The films real behind the scenes star though has to be John August who's made a wonderfully fast paced and fun script that is clever, funny and pleasantly unpredictable. Top it all off with a nice soundtrack by BT and you have what I consider something of a minor classic. I don't hear this film talked about much, but I do think it's a film that deserves to be remembered and revised.