Thursday, March 28, 2013

GO (1999)

GO must be one of the most 90's movies of all-time.  The clothes, the music, the hair, the attitude.  Everything about this movie screams "Nineties as fuck!!!".  GO tells three different versions (and the consequences) of a drug deal gone bad and the people involved.  Without going into all the details: some dudes come into a grocery story to set up a drug deal.  Their normal supplier is off partying in Vegas so another cashier, looking for a quick buck, sets up the buy, but it doesn't go as smoothly as she expected.

The basic story idea is pretty basic, but what makes GO so much fun (and such a joy to revisit over and over) is the characters.  There's quite a few main characters (like a dozen) and everyone of them is unique and interesting.  That's no small feat, since I can't even tell you how many horrible films I've sat through that didn't even have one interesting character!

Fast pace, smart script, pre-tainted Katie Holmes, young Sarah Polley, young Timothy Olyphant, fun 90's music, lots of quotable lines, tantra sex and "...the Family fucking Circus, bottom right-hand corner, just waiting to suck.

Highly recommended.
Ah, to live in a town where they still provide bags at the store.  Must be nice.