Go (1999)


“[Selling allergy medicine as drugs] You know what makes it even better? If you take like a lot of pot with it. I mean like, like a lot of pot.” – Ronna

Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 Jun 2000 and 14 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Events of a night in LA shown from numerous perspectives.

My Take on it – This film came out not long after Pulp Fiction (1994) made it popular to tell numerous simultaneous stories that cross paths along the way.

Unfortunately, this film isn’t as interesting as Tarantino’s film and feels too much like a Gen X doppelganger than anything truly unique.

The cast of this film is quite talented, but most of them feel completely wasted in such roles and it’s hard to care about what will happen to just about any of them.

The dialogue is written in a way that it tries to be more intelligent and witty than the situations actually call for and this too takes away from the overall enjoyment of the story.

The way that the stories are tied together is somewhat clever yet since this isn’t interesting enough overall, the connections are seen as being too convenient a reason to paste together the various storylines.

Bottom Line – Poorly done Pulp Fiction (1994) doppelganger for Generation X that just isn’t as interesting because the characters aren’t ones we can really care about. The cast has some great actors yet none of them really manage to stand out among the others. The dialogue attempts too much to be wittier than it truly is and that also takes away from the enjoyment here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The director picked the grocery store that the movie was filmed in because of its “run-down, big city” quality. When the producers paid the owner of the supermarket for permission to film there, the owners took some of that money and repainted and repaired the store, for a more “hollywood” look. The director and producers were understandably unhappy with this, since the only reason they picked the store was how it looked in the first place. The producers, after getting consent from the store, hired a crew to bring the store back to what it had looked like before. The finished product is what you see in the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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5 thoughts on “Go (1999)

  1. Liked this one a lot more than you did. Remember seeing it when it first came out and being surprised at how lever it was, how much was going on, and the terrific cast.

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