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True Romance (1993)

True_Romance_Poster_by_wynlimClarence 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.

True Romance is one of my all-time favorite movies.
And despite what people say about this movie, I think the character of Clarence, comes closest to my own views on love and life.

The movie has been talked about a lot, mostly because Tarantino’s big name is attached to it. He co-wrote this script (which featured the same scene that can be seen in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ when they all point a gun at eachother at the same time) and you can tell from the dialogue that he had a hand in this.

That wouldn’t do justice to Tony Scott though, who really made this into his own movie, with his own frantic style and pacing, True Romance really is an action movie at heart.

The story is as simple as they come.
Clarence, a lonely guy working shifts at a comicbook store, meets up with Alabama one night and spend a night together.
The next morning, they are in love and decide to start a life together.
But when Clarence goes to Alabama’s pimp to get her stuff, he ends up killing him and taking the wrong suitcase back with him.
Now Clarence and Alabama are hunted by the mob for stealing their drugs.

Featuring great performances by Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Val Kilmer (although you’ll never recognize him), Gary Oldman and Patricia Arquette,a great soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (listen to the themesong below), ‘True Romance’ isn’t just an action movie without brains.

It’s not the best movie ever made, but it has heart.
And in the end, that’s all that matters.

Reviews don’t have to be ten pages long, watch this movie, today.

9/10 stars!

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2 thoughts on “True Romance (1993)

  1. LOVE this movie. It’s so amazing!

    Posted by mistylayne | February 15, 2013, 01:57
  2. Great film and a great choice for Valentine’s Day. I actually included this one in my alternative Valentine’s Day film selection post.

    Love that Dennis Hopper soliloquy in this one.

    Posted by sanclementejedi | February 23, 2013, 18:14

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