The unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., forced to move back home with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist.
John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in 'Going Places,' a film about a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.
I have never written an IMDB review before now, but after reading the user reviews, I felt compelled to set the record straight. This is now the Big Lebowski. This is not a Cohen Brothers film. My fellow critics seem unable to grasp this simple reality.
This movie stands on its own finely. It's a darkly comic little odyssey that no one really asked for. It doesn't try to be anything but what it is. The antics of the protagonists reminded me of Trailer Park Boys at times, and that amused me, though it is a serious enough film to avoid being just another comic crime-spree film.
It's funny, it's well-paced, and it's leaps-and-bounds better than 70% of recent releases.
Don't see it because you liked The Big Lebowski. See it because you like good Cinema.
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