(out of 5)
Self-indulgent mess from Larry Clark about two nihilistic teenagers (Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner) who team up with a pair of adult crooks (James Woods, Melanie Griffith) and form a nuclear family as they terrorize the placid regions of the dull midwest. Drug deals, bar brawls and domestic disputes run rampant, all getting tedious by the film’s midpoint and then rambling endlessly until the overdue finish. Griffith is brilliant in the lead, and Wagner (Natalie Wood’s daughter) shows much promise as a talented and beautiful actress, but their talents are better suited elsewhere.
Directed by Larry Clark
Cinematography by Eric Alan Edwards
Produced by Stephen Chin, Larry Clark, James Woods
Production Design by Aaron Osborne
Costume Design by Kathryn Morrison
Film Editing by Luis Colina