Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1998. Polar Entertainment. Screenplay by John Waters. Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens. Produced by John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov. Music by Stewart Copeland. Production Design by Vincent Perani. Costume Design by Van Smith. Film Editing by Janice Hampton. Toronto International Film Festival 1998.
Funny little film from John Waters is one of his most modest films, about a meek amateur photographer (Edward Furlong) who hits the limelight and finds that success alienates him too much from the people he loves most. Christina Ricci is great as his girlfriend, a laundromat employee who takes her job very seriously, and Martha Plimpton is hilarious as his bartender sister, for whom male strippers are the very essence of life itself. Nothing special, but it’s at times very fun.