Hopper as Director and Actor Extraordinaire
Rube Goldfinger | savannah, GA | 06/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a true low-budget independent work, this film delivers more art and honesty than most indie films before and after. The film opens with Dennis Hopper drunkenly driving his big rig with his daughter in clown make-up and asking her if he is sexier than Elvis. Then he crashes into a busload of screaming children, destroying the lives of the children, his daughter and himself. The film follows the wake of this incident and the black clouds that follow he and his daughter. She grows up to be an bitter, lost tomboy obsessed with punk rock and Elvis. The soundtrack of country, punk, Elvis and the Neil Young song "My My, Hey Hey" sum up the attitude and art of the film nicely. Its hopeless, realistic, rural and almost surreal in its human tragedy. A remarkable small film and expertly directed by Hopper. Perhaps not a masterpiece, but a true classic."