Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation ★★

“Some people, you know they can distract themselves with ambitions and motivations to work, you know, but it’s not for me.”

Here you have it, the original slacker.

Jim Jarmusch’s debut is a slow, plotless, student film with zero budget. So yeah, it’s pretty much what you would expect it to be. I think it’s more interesting to watch as a historical artifact than as an actual form of entertainment.

In the end I walked away with the same sort of enthusiasm that the popcorn girl has for selling the popcorn.

”Let’s just say that I’m a certain kind of tourist.
A tourist that’s on permanent vacation.”

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