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Now to Tony Scott’s film, True Romance. For those who have not seen this film, it stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette as a couple in love, with a lot of people after them. The movie was written by Quentin Tarantino and it shows with a lot of the dialogue. Even though the two leads were good, the ensemble cast steals the show.
Before I go on with talking about the cast, though, I think I should give you a quick overview. A man named Clarence (Slater) meets a nice, pretty call girl named Alabama (Arquette). The two fall madly and love and marry, and through a series of events , end up with a case full of cocaine. This case takes them on a wild ride that involves thugs, cops and a film producer.
Now, the cast. First, Gary Oldman was in his greatest role as Drexl, a drug dealing pimp. I can’t believe that Oldman actually did this, the same guy who has been playing James Gordon in the Dark Knight Trilogy. Brad Pitt plays a minor role as a stoner named Floyd and Dennis Hopper plays Slater’s father. Along with those three, there is Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore and Val Kilmer. I mean, talk about an amazing cast.
This film, in an odd way, is the perfect love story. I don’t know why, but I fell in love with the two leads immediately. Slater is amazing and sort of crazy, which the same can be said about Arquette. I’m not sure why I never saw this earlier, but I am glad that I finally did. I do find it funny that many of the actors in this movie are in later Tarantino movies. Pitt was in Inglorious Basterds, Walken and Jackson were in Pulp Fiction (Jackson’s been in a lot). Also, Chris Penn was in Reservoir Dogs, which came out the year before, I think.
Overall, I loved this movie. I think based on the style, it might have been better with Tarantino as director, but that’s just my opinion. I find it strange how a movie with so much violence can have so much heart. With that, I give this movie a 9.5 out of 10.