Rumble Fish ★★★★

"No, your mother... is not crazy. And neither, contrary to popular belief, is your brother crazy. He's merely miscast in a play. He was born in the wrong era, on the wrong side of the river... With the ability to be able to do anything that he wants to do and... findin' nothin' that he wants to do. I mean nothing."

It's certainly interesting how after Francis Ford Coppola made The Conversation and Apocalypse Now decided to make almost a mumblecore that looks like if Rebel Without a Cause had sex with Jim Jarmusch (he even got Tom Waits here). But what you may dislike or hate about mumblecore, Coppola turns into something that works for substance as well as for style, which is very rare for student films. Rumble Fish is a highly stylized, expressionist, phenomenal and relentless image of broken humans, an personal odyssey in the walls of corrupted society driven by emotions and lack of desire of achieving anything. Also, YOUNG SOFIA COPPOLA!

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