Sunday, April 27, 2008

The 27 club

Before I pass out and die (I am recockulously tired but I will blog about my experiences later), I wanted to share this amazing movie with everyone. I saw it last night at the volunteer screening and was blow away. A-Fuckin-mazing.

The 27 Club.

This is the description on TriBeca's website:

"When Kurt Cobain died in 1994, The New York Times reported that his mother Wendy O'Connor said, ""Now he's gone and joined that stupid club."" That would be the 27 Club, the exclusive domain of rock stars who shuffled off at age 27. Its charter members-Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison (Robert Johnson, ex officio)-have been joined by members of Badfinger, Big Star, Canned Heat, The Grateful Dead, Hole, The Minutemen, and The Stooges, among others. Now Los Angeles rock star Eliot Kerrigan (Joe Anderson of Across the Universe and Control) is dealing with the overdose of his partner Tom Wallace (James Forgey) at the age of 27 by dodging the fans, buying a case of drugs, and hiring a square young grocery clerk (David Emrich) to drive him home to Joplin, Missouri to deliver a note left on a Post-it to Tom's strict military father (David Sherrill), who holds Eliot responsible for his son's death. Along the way they pick up a hitchhiking Irish student, Stella (Eve Hewson), who recognizes Eliot but keeps it to herself. After a run-in with a homeless man (Jimmy Hager), the trio continues on to New York City. Told with economy and restraint by writer/director Erica Dunton (Find Love) and with austere cinematography by Stephen Thompson (Hounddog), The 27 Club is an engaging spin on the road picture that humanizes a familiar tale without psychobabble, reimaging the American highway as an avenue for mourning and forgiveness. "

I cannot rave enough about this movie. It was compelling and moving and funny and heart wrenchingly sad. I cried. What can I say? When I like something I get really involved.

(have I told yall Im on a rockstar kick right now? yea. this totally fits into that category)


eastcoastdweller said...

Getting really involved with something You like, is no weakness, it's admirable.

Apathy annoys me.

Some people wear shoes. You adore shoes. Some people live in New York City. You live New York City. Some people smoke and don't even think about it. You are, of course, the Nicotine Queen -- and more power to You!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I hope that one makes it to theaters.