Arizona Dream

Arizona Dream

DVD - 2010
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Newly arrived in small-town Arizona from New York city, Axel plans to stay only long enough to be best man at his uncle's wedding, but he soon discovers that desert life has its charms - including an attractive older woman and her intriguing daughter.

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biffblack
Apr 18, 2018

Confession: I only watched the first 25 minutes or so of the 2-hour Arizona Dream -- that was all my raw, exposed nerves could take of this vulgar, potty-mouthed fiasco that appears hell-bent on giving quirkiness a bad name. I can understand why this movie BOMBED in the early '90s and why it became a cult failure. It's horrid, yet just dreamy enough not to dismiss. The opening prologue of the Alaskans stands out as extraordinary. The early scenes of Depp with the fish, yes. However, from the minute Jerry Lewis enters the picture, the hypnotic bubble bursts. He's so awful. Faye Dunaway looks good, and it's nice to see Lili Taylor play a strong character for once, but most of this "Dream" is such a nightmare I couldn't wait to bail!!!!!!!

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Wootex
Nov 18, 2016

"My dad always said that work was like a hat you put on your head. And even if you didn't have pants , you didn't have to walk down the street ashamed of your ass as long as you had a hat..."

Highly recommended if you like strange movies, it's certainly not perfect and feels a bit overlong, but it has some memorable scenes and quotes like the one above.

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