Movie Recommendation of the Week: True Romance

True Romance is one of those movies that I think deserves way more attention and credit than it probably did.  Granted it did well and people liked it, I just think it deserved more.   When you have two nearly polar opposites collaborating on one movie it can be a huge disaster.  However, taking Tony Scott’s directing style and Quentin Tarantin’s writing style worked out incredibly well in this movie.

Oh and not to mention there was a sick cast.   This was back in Christian Slater’s popular days.  And who can forget Brad Pitt’s role as a pot head, Bronson Pinchot’s appearance and of course Christopher Walken as a Sicilian gangster.  For those that don’t know the movie here’s a quick summary.

Clarence (Slater) marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  Granted that’s a 1-2-3 story, you get the idea.  After all we have the trailer after the jump anyway.  See this movie if you haven’t already….


Can’t say I like the music here.   Great movie though..

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  1. agree completely with this recommendation… even though it stopped short of mentioning other greats in the film like Dennis Hopper, James Gandolfini, and — best of all — Gary Oldman as the absolutely insane pimp. Really a great film with an insanely amazing cast. Worth it alone just to see Oldman and Pitt in their roles and for the Hopper-Walken scene.

  2. Great movie. I loved it when it first came out, but then I’d pretty much forgotten about until a buddy of mine bought it on DVD. It’s definitely withstood the test of time.

  3. One of my personal favorites. Gotta be in the top 10 for me.

    Possibly Christian Slater’s best role?

    And don’t forget how awesome Bronson Pinchot is in his role. The scene with the coke while he’s speeding? Or the interrogation by Slater in the elevator. Great acting.

  4. This has been one of my girlfriend test movies and just an overall favorite. This is one of Christian Slater’s best roles (which makes me think you need to do one of these recommendations for Pump Up The Volume) and one of the first DVD’s I ever owned and still do, back when they came in cardboard cases.

    I would like to think someone else could do a movie like this today but other then Tarantino, I just can’t see it happening. It’s truly just that one of a kind. I will also stand by Gary Oldman in this as being one of his truly best/weirdest roles ever.

  5. True Romance is and has been my favorite movie of all time since the 90’s.

    I remember seeing it in the theater (still have the ticket) and having sensory overload. There is so much win in this film, I don’t know where to start.

    The amount of star power in this film is so rare these days. The side characters of Oldman, Hopper, Penn/Sizemore, etc are just as captivating as the main characters and in some cases. moreso.

    It is shocking how many people have not seen this film and even more have never even heard of it.

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