Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation ★★½

"I have my dreams while I'm awake."

Diving into more Jim Jarmusch, beginning with his debut. The off-kilter sensibility is there, and he creates a very intriguing atmosphere in the opening montage. Yet Permanent Vacation is ultimately far too disaffected and abstract, and unlike later Jarmusch efforts, never feels like it's actually about something. Student filmy, and that's not a compliment.

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