El Café Don's Reviews
its kinda like surrealism and super-realism mixed together, only for true artists ;)
just another day of friends hanging out , totally relatable....
Good movie. Been a Leonardo DiCaprio movie fan I had to see this and wasn't that bad. I understand why some actors didn't want for this film to be released but it sure was decent enough. It is true that impact is a little bit lost sometimes because it's hard to relate with the characters. It's hard to admit for anyone that they've asked out a 'friend' sometimes just for accompaniment and self-gratification like the characters seem to do in this film. But I'm a 100 % sure that everyone has done it at least once in their life. This film is hard to watch cause it takes this very aspect of relationships and puts in under a magnifying glass.I think the film is good in the way that it had it's desired effect. It's not your cup of tea if you want to watch something entertaining, something fun with your friends. Acting is very interesting, because it mainly plays in the same room and the film is in black and white attention is focused on the words, and even more on the gestures and facial expressions of the characters. Nice cast and it had some comedy and drama which was a nice treat overall.
Directed by R.D. Robb, the largely unreleased Don's Plum made headlines throughout the late '90s for featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, who, after scoring big with the success of Titanic, was enjoying the top spot on young Hollywood's A-list. The film stars DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire as two of several obnoxious rich kids whittling the night away at Don's Plum, a local diner. Shot in black-and-white and largely improvised, the kids speak candidly about women, sex, drugs, and the nuances of relationships -- if by "nuances" one means adultery, masturbation, bisexuality, and whatever shock-topics the moment may have called for. Maguire and DiCaprio claimed to have worked in Plum free of charge on the condition that it would not be made into a feature release, and promptly sued Robb for distribution rights after it was, indeed, stretched into a 90-minute film. Though the young actors successfully blocked Don's Plum from release among American and Canadian audiences, it was shown internationally, albeit without much success.
They had made this so-called movie for a friend which should have not got re-leased but did.
TM tried to stop it being released but didn't win.(only banned in North America).
This could have ruined there careers.(Spiderman being made at the time)
1 star for the movie but 5 stars for Tony Mcguire's acting skills which had me in fits.(Hence Spiderman 3,the dancing scene)
Is it boring ? Yes, it's.
Is it kinda sick? Yes, it's.
Is Leo any good ? Yes , he is the only reason I kept watching this nonsense.
that's f*ckin awesome !!! =)) I'm a huge fan . . .
& Tobey Maguire was 26 . . . um, they REALLY look young ! ! !
but the film ain't good, ridiculous I'd say . . .
all the characters got drama in life, eww <_<
they fight & then they bff again, what was the point ???
hang out w/ friends ppl <_<