Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)
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as Lane Windbird
as Miss Highrise
as Bus Driver
as Hank III
Critic Reviews for Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
Seems like the product of someone who has hit the bong a few too many times.
Steve Hanft ... shot Southlander on digital video for what looks like $99.99. But who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
Southlander does have enough energy and wit to make a solid music video. But that leaves us with about 80 minutes too many.
Too fragmentary and too devoted to its self-referential ethos to transcend its insular vision of rock's lunatic fringe.
Hanft captures the goosy, roach-of-a-joint lifestyle pressed upon fledgling musicians in underground circles of L.A. and other urban blights.
The more interested you are in seeing Beck, Orton and others -- including the late jazz luminary Billy Higgins -- outside the context of music videos, the more rewarding you'll find it.
Audience Reviews for Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
This is another one of my impulse buys. I got it on the internet. It was released...I don't even know when. October 2003, maybe? Anyway, it's not a very good movie. It's quirky but the storyline drags a bit in the middle. Beth Orton is beautiful and enchanting but she's in the movie for only a few minutes. Really the only reason I got the movie is because Beck is in it. Anyone who has seen him live knows that he is funny, satirical...I dunno. But he does a GREAT job playing an early-mid-nineties Beck. He's hilarious. Anyway, not too great but funny. Some familiar faces are in it too. Laura Prepon (of [i]That 70's Show[/i]) the guy who played Freddy "Boom-Boom" Washington on [i]Welcome Back Kotter[/i] and the crazy guy who stole Cameron's car in [i]Ferris Bueller's Day Off[/i]. If you see it in the video store and can't decide on anything, pick it up...If you're a big Beck fan...and don't blame me if you don't like it. Giant Robot factor: 10 familiar faces factor: 9 Hank Williams III factor: 10-4
I really really wanted to like this movie, but I don't think I was able to give it the attention it needed. The cameos and soundtrack are very fun. Some of the acting is good, and there are some smart moments. All of this made it more painful when it failed to reach the level it could have.
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