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Actors: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs, Katie Holmes
Director: Doug Liman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
During Christmas weekend, teenaged co-workers at a convenience store try to make money selling drugs at a rave, while others head off to Las Vegas.
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Luis M. (Loo) from MONROE, NY
Reviewed on 4/11/2010...
SPOILER ALERT: This is not a teaser so don’t read this if you want the story to be a complete surprise.
Go is an entertaining film released in 1999 which probably got a limited release in the theatres but unfortunately I caught it on DVD, this definitely would have been worth the ticket price to have been seen on the big screen. More than a decade later after its release Go does not come across as being dated in my opinion, sure the Rave culture seems to have died down, but that may just be my perspective since I have not indulged in those “activities” in quite some time.
Go is a non-linear story split into three parts which gives us the perspective of four people regarding what is basically one event a drug deal. Ronna Martin (Sarah Polley – Dawn of the Dead) a grocery store cashier is in jeopardy of being evicted (on Christmas) and needs to raise some extra money really fast. She encounters Adam (Scott Wolf – Party of Five) and Zack (Jay Mohr – Saturday Night Live) two soap opera actors who are trying to acquire some ecstasy from her friend Simon (Desmond Askew - Roswell). She decides to make some quick cash by making the drug deal for Zach and Adam, but unfortunately for her, things don't go according to plan. Adam and Zack get themselves stuck in a hilariously uncomfortable situation in their dealings with a cop named Burke (William Fichtner - Invasion). In order to be released for a minor drug infraction they agree to help Burke by helping him bust an ecstasy drug ring. See where this is goin? In exchange for their help Burke also invites Zack and Adam to dinner where Adam is seduced by Burke’s wife Irene (Jane Krakowsi – 30 Rock) and Burke not only manages to creep out Zach but the audience as well. Then while at the table the actors are asked to join “Confederated Products”, an Amway-like business. Simon and his friend Marcus (Taye Diggs – Kevin Hill) take a road trip to Vegas and also get into serious trouble after Simon breaks the "do not touch" rule with a lap dancer.
Other names of note in this film are Katie Holmes – Dawson’s Creek who plays Ronna’s friend Claire and Timothy Olyphant – The Crazies who plays Todd Gaines the drug dealer.
The story lines are all resolved nicely in regards to the storytelling and the audience should be entertained as the movie is pretty fast paced and it is certainly a fun ride. Most of the budget of this indie film probably went to the talent as there are a lot of noteworthy names in Go however the locations and sets and overall production value did not suffer.
Thanks for reading.
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Go [ Blu-Ray ]
VitaminZinc | Charleston, SC United States | 01/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kind of surprised no one's reviewed this on Blu-Ray (that I've seen). So, here goes.
The film itself is a fast-paced story, told from four different points of view, and out of order. Each piece of the individual stories adds to the whole, and eventually it all comes together.
As far as the actual Blu-Ray is concerned, the transfer is clear and the audio is crisp. My only complaint (which just might be my TV settings) is that in some scenes, the flesh tones seem a bit too red.
Overall, I'd give this 5 stars. I love the movie, and the transfer is good for what it is."