A group of high school friends must come to terms with the fact that one of them, Samson, killed another, Jamie. Reactions vary, as Layne is intent on protecting Samson and smuggling him out of the state, while others think it’s best to go to the police…
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It is a special gift when something comes into ones life that is both this maniacally dark and giddily silly. Interestingly: Danyi Deats, who debuted so memorably as the naked dead girl in River's Edge, has two subsequent screen credits, in which her characters are designated "Woman in Tattoo Parlour" and "Junkie." And of course Crispin Glover is the greatest conceptual-artist-as-movie-actor cinema has ever known.
californian desolation, teenage boredom there is something so great about its style, a sort of ugliness that's almost sophisticated. you can't completely relate to the way the characters think and feel and yet you understand them. keanu reeves is strangely strong in the film, depicting well confusion, moral conflicts, and self-discovery. a film that is deceptively smart.
"I don't like killing people, but sometimes it's necessary". Amazingly well-paced and insightful portrait of 80's droputs generation with brilliant role of Dennis Hopper, one of his best fresh start roles. I enjoyed Daniel Roebuck's creation as well.