As a repo chick, wealthy bad-girl Pixxi (Jaclyn Jonet) and her entourage get mixed up in a devious kidnapping plot that threatens to wipe out the city of Los Angeles. —IMDb
English director Alex Cox studied law at Oxford—at least until being deflected into theatre through his participation in the University’s drama department. Cox switched to a film studies program at University of Bristol, received a Fulbright scholarship, then traveled to the United States to attend the UCLA film school. His plans to become the next Welles or Scorsese were muddied by several years’ inactivity, during which time he took a job repossessing automobiles. Drawing from the experience, Cox made his feature-film directorial bow with the wildly inconsistent but very entertaining Repo Man (1984), which served as one of the first starring assignments of Emilio Estevez. Repo Man’s musical score was drenched in punk-rock, a symbolic form of violent rebellion explored further in Cox’s Sid and Nancy (1987), a fascinating if depressing chronicle of the life and death of “punk” musician Sid Vicious and groupie Nancy Spungen. Critically celebrated for both films, Cox’s reputation declined… read more
"this film you are about to see is based on true events, only the dimensions have been changed" those dimensions are now flat both visually(green screens) and theatrically(extremely campy performances, delivery, plot). "Southland Tales" and "Idiocracy" come to mind, but Cox's anarchic wit and intelligence are preserved. One of the smartest movies in years. a John Waters inspired riff on "The Simple Life".