I always deflate a little when Bob decides to…, the most chilling thing about losing someone is how quickly you go back to normal as a coping mechanism, focusing on the little things. Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 American crime drama film directed by the American filmmaker Gus Van Sant. But pretty soon things start to go downhill faster than you can say overdose, prompting Bob to make a change. Drugstore Cowboy takes us into a violent, transient world with cool, contemplative style. Even if the film is about junkies robbing drugstores and running from the law. Free to meander as it pleases, Drugstore Cowboy still offers up an intensity of living life on the edge, on the border between addiction and process. Bob (Matt Dillon) is the leader of a group of drugstore-robbing drug addicts: his wife Dianne (Kelly Lynch), Rick and his girlfriend Nadine. Aug 15, 2020. A Bonnie and Clyde-esque journey down the winding road to recovery, graphic closeups and harrowing performances bringing it all to a hallucinatory close. "i predict in the near future right-wingers will use drug hysteria as a pretext to set up an international police apparatus.". Dillon himself is the best of the cast though, and he had many great moments. The rest of the cast performs admirably as well, even Heather Graham who plays naive and vacant very well. Also Matt Dillon is so hot in this. Watched by Lynchian Pro. Matt Dillon Kelly Lynch James Remar James Le Gros Heather Graham Beah Richards Grace Zabriskie Max Perlich William S. Burroughs Eric Hull John Kelly George Catalano Janet Baumhover Ted D'Arms Neal Thomas Stephen Rutledge Robert Lee Pitchlynn Roger Hancock Michael Parker Ray Monge Gus Van Sant, Dane A. Davis Joel Iwataki John Kwiatkowski Wayne Heitman Matthew Iadarola Mark 'Frito' Long, Drogas, amor y muerte, Dragstor kauboj, Rebelul, Ladrón de farmacias, 98 mins   Drugstore Cowboy has had rave reviews and with an interesting premise that doesn't involve gay rent-boys and reclusive rock-stars, I was hooked (pardon the pun). The Machinist. Written by Van Sant and Daniel Yost, and based on an autobiographical novel by James Fogle, the film stars Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham and William S. Burroughs. © Letterboxd Limited. One of the worst performances of my…. Van Sant made a name for himself with this, and deservingly so - he approaches the subject matter honestly and avoids being overly voyeuristic. 'Drugstore Cowboy' ist ein recht durchschnittlicher Film. I does have many a flaw though, the cast members (Dillon included) never could quite convince me. Showing all 15 items Jump to: Certification; Sex & Nudity (3) Violence & Gore (2) Profanity (2) Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (4) Frightening & Intense Scenes (1) Spoilers (3) Certification. A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. It is about criminals who do not intend to be particularly bad people, but whose lives run away with them. Lynchian is using Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists with friends. Drugstore Cowboy. Some pretty grim concepts had a very interesting delivery of just how indefinite they are. No tortured souls here going through cold-turkey and the itch for a fix. Do you love all types of movies? A glimpse into the lives of four drug addicts who spend their days mired in a cycle of robbing pharmacies for prescription drugs, shooting up, and planning their next move. Aug 06, 2020. david is using Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists with friends. Interestingly, Matt Dillon’s voiceover in the opening moments piece together the criminal operations in an almost identical way to Goodfellas, a film that came a whole year later. (shocking) One of the better depictions of drug highs you'll see in a film. This…, Jens Åge Jakobsen 5,163 films 1,506 17 Edit, Does it take you an hour to pick a movie? 2020. Drugstore Cowboy beat many films to the punch, least of all movies like Pulp Fiction or even Requiem for a Dream through its eerily up-close examination of hard drug-use. Add a review? 1989 Share this page. Matt Dillon's portrayal of drug abuser Bob Hughes in this adaptation of James Fogle's autobiographical novel is invariably his most famous, and certainly weightiest, role in his filmography. Are you ready…, ***EDIT (March 30, 2014)*** Wow! Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★★½ Watched May 13 , 2020 wminack’s review published on Letterboxd: Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★ Watched Jul 19 , 2020 Matheus’s review published on Letterboxd: Gus Van Sant finds beauty in the small details of his characters lives and the result is enthralling. Drugstore Cowboy beat many films to the punch, least of all movies like Pulp Fiction or even Requiem for a Dream through its eerily up-close examination of hard drug-use. Video: Drugstore Cowboy is presented in a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, with no option for full frame. Matt Dillon gives a fantastic and complex performance, unequalled in his career. It’s an LGBTQ+ world and these are my other LGBTQ+ lists on Letterboxd: ➡️Minor Interest Films: In the Closet: A…, Mark Gubarenko 1,001 films 2,781 194 Edit, List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Review by nicksav Pro. I'm usually not the biggest fan of voice-overs as a narrative tool because they usually rely too heavily on exposition. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★★ Watched Jul 09, 2020. nachito’s review published on Letterboxd: Muy buena película, pero hubo muchísimos momentos en los que me dije a mí mismo: "Esto es bueno, pero podría ser mucho mejor...". Share this page. On a meagre budget of 2.5 million, this has some of the most inventive uses of double-exposure I’ve ever seen, not to mention Gus Van Sant’s extraordinary ability to imbue camera-movements with crippling emotion. Add a review? Replicated film poster designs. Straight from the source, real-life pharmaceutical-thief James Fogle’s haunting words are as close to reality as any portrayal of addiction ever came, the lack of budget being the only thing that makes this rough around the edges. Watched Colors are also very well done, with all hues being vivid, yet earthy, as to fit the material. Join here. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★★ Watched Sep 04, 2020. nicksav’s review published on Letterboxd: An existential journey of a life lived on the fringes and trying so hard to find a way back from the edge. work in progress. That said,…, “We played a game we couldn’t win to the utmost”. Add a review? Whitney ’s review published on Letterboxd: Matt Dillon is the most handsome heroin addict I’ve ever seen. Review by Whitney Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★½ . At the time the film was made, the source novel by Fogle was unpublished. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★½ Watched Apr 06 , 2020 Christian McCabe’s review published on Letterboxd: So many beauties! It almost makes drug addiction look cool, almost. The film shows some minor wear signs, but nothing major, so I won't delve much there. This review may contain spoilers. Teenage Wasteland: A Comprehensive List of Coming-of-Age films, Pride: A Chronological History of Queer Interest & LGBTQ+ Cinema, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2020 Edition). 1971. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. Join here. An easy way of seeing how…, hamburger splash 1,813 films 12,355 98 Edit, Tobias Andersen 8,708 films 17,895 795 Edit, Rules: Generate a number (from 1 to x) via: www.random.org, See how many number of films there are in the…, Movie Maestro 3,623 films 16,920 242 Edit, [after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. There is no review for this diary entry. Enjoy!!! With Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham. This list just from the 2020 edition,…, Just a list of some pretty cool movie posters on the LB database. The same can be said for director Gus Van Sant as well. I haven't seen most of these movies.…, This list of personal favorites was originally assembled by Edgar Wright and Sam DiSalle in July 2016, and is semi-regularly…. loss is inevitable in this world, those left with its remnants just have to keep going on,…. Drugstore Cowboy beat many films to the punch, least of all movies like Pulp Fiction or even ... It’s an LGBTQ+ world and these are my other LGBTQ+ lists on Letterboxd: ️Minor Interest Films: In the Closet: A… Edgar Wright’s 1,000 Favorite Movies. Kai05 is using Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists with friends. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★½ . you lose someone you love, and all the heat leaves the room and your skin, all that’s left is the physical and mental chill of their absence. Drugstore Cowboy 1989. For every movie I like he turns me off with something a little bit out there. Like houses, spoons, hats. don't be fooled there's no cowboys there's just drugstores which is honestly the part of the title i was the least excited for, Gonna let my Scenic Routes column do the heavy lifting here, because this film's awesomeness is rooted in minutiae and thus very hard to articulate in a drive-by format. Drugstore Cowboy. There's an unflinching atmosphere which communicates the lonely existences of the marauding outcasts, and Hughes reveals a satisfying amount of his quietly humorous hypothesis to indicate he knows just how phoney the rambling monologues he peddles to everyone precisely are. The Nightingale. Mobile site. russia. The family is governed by a strange array of superstitions that can crop up at any time. Still my pick for best film of 1989. give a raise to whoever put matt dillon in a croptop please. The direction is correspondingly refreshing in its results as the desperation of the character's circumstances become increasingly challenging as they exert themselves on evading law enforcement, and the progressively escalating adversities all too quickly commence in sabotaging their pursuit of pleasure. A perfectly executed film centered on an outlaw 'family' and a simple reason for drug abuse: You feel crappy, drugs make you feel better. Film data from TMDb. Drugstore Cowboy is a gritty, off-the-wall masterpiece from Gus Van Sant. Review by david alcazar. To play a cowboy, you have to be a cowboy. Each of his projects has a warm humanistic element to it that makes me want to run out of my house and go do something with my life. 18, Block or Report. Drugstore Cowboy 1989. More details at Drugstore Cowboy 1989. IMDb Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Their performances were good, yet it just doesn't make it all the time. Share this: Facebook | Twitter | Permalink Hide options. ETA: This list is getting long so I moved sections…, Jayce Fryman 18,683 films 3,106 102 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. Bob Hughes is the charismatic leader of a peculiar quartet, formed by his wife, Dianne, and another couple, Rick and Nadine, who skillfully steal from drugstores and hospital medicine cabinets in order to appease their insatiable need for drugs. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. 44 of 47 found this interesting Interesting? How these characters operate is just as interesting as who they are as people, and it's often the tension that drives their lifestyle as a replacement for personality. Peter Stanley 1,235 films 42,313 1315 Edit, All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1235. Watched by Kai05. Everything's in flawless sync: the quartet of pitch-perfect performances (especially Kelly Lynch, who makes Diane the epitome of empathetic self-interest); Fogle's episodic, non-judgmental, enthrallingly detailed portrait of the junkie life; Van Sant's blend of the ethereal and the mundane, featuring inventive use of double exposure alongside blunt, unforgiving inserts; superbly evocative Portland locations; Robert Yeoman's ability to make even interiors look overcast; Max Perlich's rat face; William S. Burroughs' stentorian death drawl. Gus Van Sant and I have have a troubled relationship. Drugstore Cowboy. Yes No | Share this. Their habit finds root in the aimlessness of their environment. Longtime drug addict Bob (Matt Dillon) has made a career stealing and using pharmaceutical and prescription drugs with help from his wife Diane (Kelly Lynch). Watched Aug 09, 2020. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★½ Watched Aug 02 , 2020 Ryan’s review published on Letterboxd: Mobile site. They don't care about tomorrow, they just want to get high and away from their miserable lives by losing themselves in short-lasting perfect worlds full of floating things. But neither fun nor luck last forever. Aug 31, 2020. Each of his projects has a warm humanistic element to it that makes me want to run out of my house and go do something with my life. There is no review for this diary entry. Gus’s brief portraits of outcasts are so infectious. Portland, 1988. This is my 4th Gus Van Sant film and I can confidently say he’s one of my favorite filmmakers. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Especially hats. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Drugstore Cowboy. 100% TOMATOMETER Total Count: 28 85% Audience Score User Ratings: 22,914. Report this film, Bonnie & Dilaudid. Film data from TMDb. When they don't rob drugstores, they spend their time laying around, taking drugs, waiting for the next score. Letterboxd 1,000 films 4,497 42 Edit. A (never-ending?) It is a fascinating insight into the drug scene of the early seventies but it all looks rather clean and squalor free. Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch are the married junkies, who don't convey any of the tell-tale signs of usage. Filmmaker Gus Van Sant shoots Drugstore Cowboy, the project that will bring he and his collaborators a formidable burst of mainstream attention. Drugstore Cowboy. Would I even be here if those two people didn’t exist? Join here. There is no review for this diary entry. Possibly the hottest cast in cinema history, chilled to the bone by Gus Van Sant's direction. There is a lot that has been said about this, and a lot that I have to say, but I'm finding it hard to comment...the addiction pandemic weighs so heavy on society today and the portrayal by Dillon and co feels so gut-wrenchingly real. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) was #2 on Roger Ebert's list of the "Best Films of 1989." All of Gus Van Sant’s movies are incredible. The black levels are very dark, but that is intentional, and no detail is lost without purpose. Bonnie and Clyde of the modern age. Drugstore Cowboy. Edit. The way however the crew interacts with…. brb gonna go place a hat on all my enemies beds. Speaking of which, the hallucination sequences were top notch. there’s no diminishing of the weight of death here, but Van Sant shoots it in a way that horrifies with its seeming inevitability, the lack of support systems that addicts get, the volatile relationships between this group of people that shouldn’t be together but don’t know how to be apart. Block or Report. Directed by Gus Van Sant. And this one has William Burroughs in it. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★★ Watched Aug 18, 2020. david alcazar’s review published on Letterboxd: This is my 4th Gus Van Sant film and I can confidently say he’s one of my favorite filmmakers. Notes. Based in Portland, Oregon, Bob Hughes is a golf aficionado and is highly superstitious. Aug 17, 2020. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★ Watched May 14, 2020. An absolute experience, with the sensibilities of a mob film like Goodfellas. Drugstore Cowboy beat many films to the punch, least of all movies like Pulp Fiction or even ... It’s an LGBTQ+ world and these are my other LGBTQ+ lists on Letterboxd: ️Minor Interest Films: In the Closet: A… 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2020 Edition) Mark Gubarenko 1,001 films 2,778 192 Edit. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★★ 08 Jan, 2018 xensol’s review published on Letterboxd: A cool view on the life of a junkie. Incredible! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…. Drugstore Cowboy 1989 ★★★★½ Watched Sep 09 , 2020 dina’s review published on Letterboxd: Aug There is no review for this diary entry. American Graffiti. Nicht schlecht, aber der Plot war eher belanglos und konnte emotional bei mir nicht viel auslösen.Allgemein bin ich von Regisseur Gus Van Sant besseres gewohnt. Block or Report. © Letterboxd Limited. I can handle the truth. "Drugstore Cowboy" is one of the best films in the long tradition of American outlaw road movies - a tradition that includes "Bonnie and Clyde," "Easy Rider," "Midnight Cowboy" and "Badlands." He governs an itinerant faction of fellow dopeheads who acquire their substances persistently by stealing from pharmacies, and the central preoccupations of the Gus Van Sant and Daniel Yost written screenplay stimulatingly contends and negotiates the characters of the film rather than their addictions. Portland, Oregon, 1971. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Block or Report. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Parents Guide Add to guide . I enjoyed how they managed to make it somewhat fun and certainly very engaging whilst never shying away from the true horrors of substance abuse. It was Van Sant's second film as director. The Martian. "Now Dianne, you haven't gone and hid the drugs in some stupid place like the frosted flakes again have you?". Review by nachito. Even the color of the opening titles is perfect*. It feels like a slightly better requiem for a dream, and it's certainly worth the watch even if you don't agree. Drugstore Cowboy is rough, raw, but has a big heart. 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