The first half felt like a bit of a drag. That table scene felt like a chore to get through and I was a bit disappointed with both Jesse and Celine, as well as the involvement of all these other people. Once the real conflict hits, though, it all makes sense. Their climactic fight is one of the most maddening and realistic couples arguments I've ever seen on screen, with all its endless circles and raw complexity. They're jaded and…
Some nice LA noir feels, but it's a bit on the thin side. Jennifer Connelly is the most intriguing part as dead girl seen through secret voyeur films and flashbacks, and she's a total knockout, like damn. The nuke testing site angle gave it some oomph, but I didn't really feel like I knew enough about any of the characters and by the 3/4 mark I was drifting off.
"I'm alone, I am not lonely."
A very very human movie about two deeply flawed men on opposite sides of the line, and a spiritual connection that supersedes their differences, and even their unexpected mutual respect. More than the juxtaposition of criminal vs. cop, it struck me the way one man lies to himself and the other is so brutally honest, and how much common ground they have in between.
"I gotta hold on to my angst. I preserve it…
"You're so cool."
Can't believe I didn't see this before but am more than happy to have discovered it now. Adding to my little stash of crime couple/road movies that I love.
Such an epic cast in this one, with some of my forever favorites, Gary Oldman being crazy and Christian Slater doing what he does. It has such a vivid sense of characters that it doesn't really need a sense of place - which I think makes it excel…