It’s the day before Christmas, the day before John’s (David Arquette) 21st birthday. He’s a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel.
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La veille de Noël, John, un prostitué qui fêtera ses vingt-et-un ans le lendemain, cherche à rassembler l'argent qui lui sera nécessaire pour passer la nuit dans un somptueux hôtel ..... Moyen !
A 1990s re-echoing of Midnight Cowboy, "johns" came out too heavy on biblical symbolism about the "impossible friendship" between two male hustlers, and its ambiguous sexual nature. Gorgeously shot and edited, teeming with blissful visual elements which in turn busied the filmmakers till the end, it overlooked stitching a more precised narrative folds. The flaws are forgiven saved for Arquette's haunting performance