First of all, if you are new to my blog - welcome! Today we are doing a Film Muse, a type of post where I talk about films that I enjoy and recommend accompanied by my hand selected screenshots.
I think Go (1999) is one of those movies that would secretly be super popular on the internet- if anyone knew about it. I sort of like it this way though. Not to go all hipster on it, but sometimes its the best feeling in the world to find a hidden gem and share it with your friends (sup). Trust me, I was weary of it in the beginning (it stars Katie Holmes), but I have to say, this is a prime piece of late '90s filmmaking.
Directed by Doug Liman, Go is a story about a drug deal for a '90s rave (YUP) gone bad. It's sort of like Run Lola Run but less cracked out, meaning the film only loops itself 3 times, each time sharing a new perspective of 3 characters' ordeal (Polley Askew, and Holmes). So much happens in this film, but to put it simply, they have to deal with crazy drug dealers, strip club hit men, and undercover cops. Truly amazing.
I think the casting was great for this film. I heard that Christina Ricci was going to play the character Ronna (blonde girl), but it went to Sarah Polley instead. That always makes me a bit sad, hearing someone get a role over another. But I have to say, Polley was amazing with her "fuck off" acting. Her relaxed acting reminds me a bit of Kristen Stewart (Adventureland to be specific). Also, lets give some props to Katie Holmes. She plays her character with the perfect amount of shyness, sex appeal, and fearlessness. Her monologues are a bit stiff but I can't help but love her acting anyways. Keep in mind, this was her badass role during her Dawson's Creek phase and I totally dig it. Also, its always cool to see cult classic actors James Duval (The Doom Generation) and Breckin Meyer (Clueless) take on small but hilarious roles.
I'm so glad this movie was made around the '90s rave culture. The closest I got to raving back then was getting a hand-me-down velvet and glitter tank top from the store - Rave (thanks sis). I think the concept is pretty cool though: finding a rave in the middle of no where by word of mouth, getting together with your friends, seeing kids dance like idiots (but its totally cool because everyone is on something), and just enjoying the beauty of music. The only other production that I've seen that incorporates '90s raves is My Mad Fat Diary (E4 T.V. show) based in England. If you guys know of any other movies with the same theme, let me know!
I really recommend this awesome cult classic (lets start up the cult again here, eh?). The loops can get a little bit long, but its all worth it in the end. Let me know if you like it!
With that, I'm going to leave you with the ultimate Go playlist to get you pumped up.
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