Friday, October 23, 2009

Hidden Gem Films - Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Gritty drama, set in the early 1970s, about a band of superstitious, drug-addled misfits who live by their wits and rob drugstores.

The movie stars "Matt Dillon", in one of the great American movie performances, as the leader of a pack of two young couples who are on the prowl in Washington and Oregon. It is 1971, and they are the rear guard of the love generation. They drift from one rented apartment or motel room to another in an aimless migration in search of drugs.

Director "Gus Van Sant" spins a tale with a thread of insane logic that makes it one of the most absorbing movies in a long time. 8.5/10.

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