Intense and engrossing. Authentic and matter of fact. A nice escape from reality.
10 years before this movie was released, a junior in high school, I spent weekends at the new coffeehouse downtown and read some “beat” poetry. My favorite:
I wish I had a mother/ I feel just like kicking her in the teeth/ but no, she’s in New York looking for my father/ who’s really in Africa hunting polar bears/ god, how I wish my father would come home and cut the grass before the tide comes in/ god how I…