Barfly, is a grimy comedy about what it might be like to spend a couple of days in Bukowski’s skin.
I'm going to stick to reading Bukowski instead of watching...
Mike is wrong; Bukowski rather liked Rourke's performance by the end. He says so in the accompanying interview tapes.
mickey rourke is too handsome and too suave to play a truthful bukowski/chinaski
great performances all around, unfortunately Schroeder's passive direction saps the film of all energy.
Mickey Rourke's fantastic performance
"Each day is a window that opens briefly after the hangover and before the blackout, and you can never tell what you'll see through that window." -Roger Ebert
I love how this film has a circular plot, ending with the same scene it starts with. No, that's not a spoiler! You can't spoil a perfect circle.
Revisited this film yesterday, I still love Henry Chinaski character. "To all my friends..". See the glass full, people, come on.