Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him. —IMDb
Vincent Gallo. American born, Buffalo, New York, 1961. Left home, moved to New York City in 1978, and began playing in the experimental musical group Gray with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. After leaving Gray he formed the band Bohack and recorded the highly regarded avant-garde industrial noise album It Took Several Wives.
During the same period Gallo also became known in New York City for his very unusual street performances, which were spontaneously executed in public and also witnessed by invited guests in the know. The One Armed Man, The Man with No Face, Sandman, Boy Hit by a Car, and Boy Cries in Restaurant Window to name a few. These radical public performances were upsetting and disturbing and were meant to provoke thought, self-reflection and consciousness. Gallo’s invited guests could witness his performance’s impact in this larger public context.
One invited guest, New York Underground filmmaker Eric Mitchell, cast Gallo as the lead in his film The Way It… read more
Apart from the gratuitous BJ scene - which may be well-intentioned as far as delivering a "fuck you" to Hollywood or something - Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny is a contemplative and hypnotic road movie that, whilst by no means perfect, delivers an engaging insight into loss, grief, guilt and loneliness.
MASTERPIECE IN EVERY WAY. I understand a great artwork will not be everyones cup of tea. This masterpiece seems to get under peoples skin even before they have seen it. All the haters in the universe will never erase this masterpiece from the world and filmmakers for centuries will be drawing ideas and inspiration from this classic. Ask Sophia Coppola and Paul Thomas Anderson. Two filmmakers who have already bitten
The problem is that Gallo pushed what could have been a small (and very good) short film into into a wilderness of intolerable cruelty. The Brown Bunny is a film fulfilled of self-indulgence and compassion with itself. I just can't buy it. In fact, the more I remember the scenes that not feature Sevigny, the more I want to kill myself.
I’ll never argue with someone about whether or not Vincent Gallo’s “controversial” 2nd feature; ‘The Brown Bunny’, is boring or not. It is. But there’s plenty of great movies out there that are “boring”… read review
The Brown Bunny
(Directed by Vincent Gallo)
“Highway to the Twilight Zone”
Film review by Stephen Cosier
Vincent Gallo has only directed three feature films, but has made some… read review