Thursday, March 28, 2013

GO (1999)

GO must be the most 90's movie 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 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.

That's the story in a nutshell, but what makes GO so much fun and such a joy to revisit over and over are 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,  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.