Wednesday, April 6, 2011

True Romance (1993)

After coming across a briefcase full of uncut cocaine, Clarence (Christian Slater) and his former call-girl wife Alabama (Patricia Arquette) head for the west coast with the Mob hot on their trail.

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For most people, the three greatest words you can have another human being say to you are, "I love you". After watching this film, those words you will be replaced by a slightly different set of three:

You’re So Cool

And you don’t get much cooler than a script by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Tony Scott, starring pretty much anyone who is awesome. Even the bit players are amazing. “Hey is that Brad Pitt playing the stoner on the couch?” Yes, yes it is.

On the surface it’s guns, drugs and mobsters. But underneath lies a bloody, beating heart. Clarence and Alabama are honestly one of the greatest couples in cinema history. As wild and crazy as this film gets, everything is held together by them and their love for one another. It doesn't matter if the world is crumbling around them. As long as they have each other – everything is cool.

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