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Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Informers

Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.
I'd been waiting to see this movie for a few weeks and convinced my friend to see it while I was in Connecticut for the weekend....and I felt horrible for that afterwards. The movie should have been better than it was. Set in 1980s Hollywood, The Informers captures vignettes of several stories influenced by sex, drugs and rock & roll. The Informers is the name of the rock band idolized by a group of oversexed teenagers, including a male prostitute and a drug dealer.
Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger star as a married couple on the brink of divorce after an illicit affair, and Mickey Rourke stars as a sadistic uncle to a wannabe actor who will do whatever it takes for fame. That was the more interesting plotline. Too bad it led nowhere.
The various plotlines were all mangled and disjointed. It was a series of randomness that don't really offer much information or contribute to the overall point. The acting was decent, but I was left confused and underwhelmed.

My rating: C


Unknown said...

I agree with your review

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