Scripted by Quentin Tarantino, this violent, darkly comic romance follows a nerdy comic book store clerk who falls for a beautiful call girl and takes her on the run with him after accidentally murdering her pimp and stealing his cocaine.
"ME AND DENNIS [Hopper], when we were doing that scene in TRUE ROMANCE, it was hilarious. It really was — including shooting him. All that laughing was real. He was killing me. And all the guys around us — that was a very cracking-up day." - Christopher Walken
Scotts romanticism is the perfect counterpoint to Tarantinos juvenile (but honest in a way) pop-excesses. He releases the characters into a world of hope rather than letting them become just another pop-cultural myth as Tarantino had it in mind. Not everyone has to end like Elvis you know.
One interesting thing about this film, in its finished form, is that it's unmistakably and fundamentally a Quentin Tarantino film at the same time as it's unmistakably and fundamentally a Tony Scott film. At the same time, as a romantic fever dream for genre geeks with stand-in characters, it's interesting that the culture's moved from romantic fever dreams like this one to romantic fever dreams like Scott Pilgrim.
Когда дело касается фильмов Квентина Тарантино (даже тех, что были сняты другими режиссерами) зритель заранее должен быть готов к карикатурным и утрированным персонажам, харизматичному злодею, которого и ненавидеть то сложно и, наконец, кровавой, жестокой, беспощадной бойне в кульминации. "Настоящая любовь" - прямое тому подтверждение. Динамичное, яркое и забавное кино идеально подойдет для вечера среды.