Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1994. August Entertainment, Castleberg Productions, Paribas Film Corparation. Screenplay by Duane Dell’Amico, Roger Hedden, Neal Jimenez, Joe Keenan, Rory Kelly, Michael Steinberg. Cinematography by Andzej Sekula. Produced by Roger Hedden, Michael Steinberg, Eric Stoltz. Music by David Lawrence. Production Design by Randy Eriksen. Costume Design by Isis Mussenden. Film Editing by David Moritz.
Meg Tilly is happily situated in a relationship with Eric Stoltz, but then can’t help herself when his hunky best friend (Craig Sheffer) comes along and announces that he’s been in love with her for years. Don’t be fooled by the sexy premise or some of the film’s promotional art; it isn’t very giving on its love triangle angle, nor does it make up for it by being particularly enjoyable. The characters are unappealing and mean-spirited, the plot a total drag. Quentin Tarantino has the best moments in the whole thing, engaging in a hilarious conversation at a party about the homoerotic nature of Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in Top Gun.