Friday, 2 March 2012

kalifornia (1993) - domonic sena

The story of a road trip that goes horribly wrong, Kalifornia gives leading roles to both Brad Pitt and David Duchovny, who both (obviously) went on to become pretty big stars.  Pitt is the threatening, earthy, scumbaggy trailer park trash that Brian Kessler (Duchovny) and his girlfriend agree to share a ride to California with, as they want to cut down on the fuel costs. Early Grayce (Pitt) and his girlfriend, Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis), are sociable at first, but things soon change as the trip progresses (and not for the good).  Kessler is writing a book about serial killers, and also visiting the sites of killings, but ultimately, although he thinks he understands how a killers mind works (he is a graduate student of psychology), he eventually realises he doesn't.  I'd forgotten how good this film was, but the only downside for me, is l couldn't stop comparing it (unfavourably) to the overblown nonsense that is Natural Born Killers, in which Lewis plays a similar role. Despite that, it's still enjoyable. If you like tension and violence that is (and l do).

toodle pip.

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