Watch the excellent films this movie is derived from, save your self an hour and a half of an excellent cast helping a mediocre music video director try to be like Darren Aronofsky. Still, it will open your mind in one simple matter: that stand-up comedy as we know it is limited. I guess people shy from the truth. The only perfect thing about the movie was the cast, they were very successful to act as losers. It was one of those movies were it is intended to make a point, but in my view it was just another lame pointless movie. It was a very depressing and powerful movie, not one I would ever want to watch again. It tries to take a new slant on the drug tradedy by adding humor, but it only produces sad imitation after sad imitation of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.
I know enough Spanish to get the gist of the parts written in Spanish to get the jokes. I cannot recommend it more. Over edited, over acted, terrible camp value. It is the written version of his stand-up show, so primarily it has no action, only narration. Bridesmaids star Wendi McLendon-Covey also will also star in the series, which is looking to tape on October 2nd. In addition to the actors I already mentioned; Deborah Harry plays Ross' lesbian neighbor, Rob Halford of Judas Priest plays the porn shop clerk, and Billy Corgan plays a doctor.
After watching it, you feel strung out. The second scene was when Cookie Mena Suvari was in the toilet, there are no words to describe it, and can't imagine how any actress would agree do this scene. This is far beyond 'stand-up comedy as we know it', and could be, perhaps, a nice future to a dead-end formula. It is the written version of his stand-up show, so primarily it has no action, only narration. This is, therefore, the most interesting stand-up comedy act I have ever seen. Not that it's a bad thing, his story telling is always entertaining and filled with laughs.
Even the police presence is entertaining. John Leguizamo: Freak dura 90 minutos. The whole package gives the feel of being right there. I'm just glad Rourke and Murphy were able to redeem themselves with Sin City where ham lines and overacting were part of the style and added to the comic book aspect of the film. At this point, it's not clear if the potential series would try to end up on the mid-season schedule or if it's shooting for the fall 2013 season instead. I really enjoyed this film, but it is a trip.
All in all, an awful disgusting pointless movie with a perfect matching cast. I know enough Spanish to get the gist of the parts written in Spanish to get the jokes. But Freak, the book, contains narrative that had to be cut from the show because of time restraints. Not for its material, or its qualities to make us analyze our own life or whatever people are saying in these posts. Eric Roberts makes an appearance as the Man the Cook's boss , and Pete Stormare and Alexis Arquette as a pair of cops who want to bust the meth ring.
Fortunately I kicked the habit too. That's quite possibly the case; never having taken meth I have no idea. This is the Go of the drug film genre; all style no substance. The film manages to convey the idea that methheads are real people with real emotions, but it hammers that idea into the viewer's head over and over again without saying much else. Last season the series was picked up as an adaptation of the British series , but it wasn't picked up to series. The actual things that are being said in the show by Leguizamo are sometimes easy to go by.
If you want a stylized drug film Transpotting is an excellent choice, if you want gritty go for Panic in Needle Park. The intensity and heartbreak of a painful childhood are at the core of this work. It's also not a bad movie. A lot of the movie is spent driving around on various crank-related missions, most of them pointless. Of course Brittany Murphy's character is a continuous delight and pleasure to behold in every way. It's not everyday that a series gets a second chance like this, especially without any major changes to the talent in front of or behind the camera.
A domineering father, frustrated by his rocky quest for the American dream; a mother who finds feminism and the club scene when she tires of Pop's tight control; a pudgy, eager-to-please, easily manipulated younger brother; and John - who doesn't spare himself in telling the gory details of his teen years. It was very interesting to see Ross' character move farther and farther away from reality. I would pay big bucks to watch Mr. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time this project has been attempted. » This is such an interesting one-man show.