Cult Classic: Go (1999)

Posted: October 24, 2013 in -
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Go_1999_film

 

A movie that feels bigger than its budget should allow, Go Is a classic drug/crime black comedy.  John August’s tale of ecstasy, raves, Vegas and desperation feels authentic.  Not written by some marketing committee spitballing ideas to see what sticks, these stories seem like real life at the bottom.  The misbehavior resonates, and the dialogue is crisp and fresh.

And it has Sarah Polley in the lead, and so of course I’m a fan.  Ronna’s desperate bid to keep from being homeless by selling ecstasy to a couple of ravers, who aren’t what they seem, is the kind of working class / twenty something stunt that people might recognize from their own lives.  Then the film takes radical turns, jumping stories and leads, such that it becomes a twisted ensemble crime narrative.  Only, the bad guys aren’t your one-dimensional stereotypes, and that’s where the film really scores.  Each character is fleshed out and affected differently along the way.

go-1999

Go Is a pretty special movie that inspires me to want to write something similar.

 

Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s