1998 • NR • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Romance
An ex-con finds love, arthouse style.
WHY WE PICKED IT: Vincent Gallo’s semi-autobiographical directorial debut is part eccentric comedy, part sweetly surprising, surreal love story.
Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) is fresh out of prison and headed back to his hometown of Buffalo, NY. Hoping to impress his indifferent parents, he kidnaps a busty blonde tap dancing student (Christina Ricci) on the way and forces her to pretend to be his wife – a role he is surprised to find her eagerly embracing.
DIRECTOR: Vincent Gallo
CAST: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Anjelica Huston