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Clay (Andrew McCarthy) arrives home from college for Christmas in Los Angeles. His ex-girlfriend (Jami Gertz) wants Clay to save their friend Julian (Robert Downey Jr) from his ever-worsening drug addiction and its attendant debts. Clay does his best to undo the damage, but realises along the way that Julian's problem is much worse than it seems.
Less Than Zero is adapted from the dreary, pointless late-80s novel by literary poseur Bret Easton Ellis, which focused on listless, shiftless, drug-sniffing, sex-swapping, dead-end California teens with too much money and time on their hands--though the movie is not nearly as interesting as that. This is mostly due to the ridiculously cleaned-up script and lifeless direction, which whitewashes the baser depravity and replaces it with perversion-lite and fashion shows. It doesn't help that director Marek Kanievska is saddled with Brat Pack lesser (make that least) lights Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz. The only things that lift this film above the muck are the performances by James Spader as a particularly heinous drug dealer and Robert Downey Jr as a rich-kid addict with no self-control. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to the DVD edition.
The truth is I don't know what to make of this film. It's good in the sense that it shows inside a drug addict's friend and how he struggles to help him, and the acting is quite... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Maxine Nicholson
'Less Than Zero' is a 80s film that takes an intimate look at addiction, teen drug use and how it impacts relationships. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nathan Hughes
This is such an amazing movie. Sums up the debauched life of this fortunate enough to have been wealthy.
This film can be quite harrowing and Robert Downey Jr.'s performance as a drug addicted rich boy is honest and heartbreaking. A film I strongly recommend.Published 22 months ago by Mrs. Rk Lane
I love this film. I liked it back in the 80's and I still like it now. I would recommended this film to friend and people who love old school.Published on 28 July 2013 by marlene walker
It wasn't a film I thought I'd be moved by. However, I think it is extra poignant due to the real life struggles Robert Downey Jr had reflected and drew upon in his personal life. Read morePublished on 7 April 2013 by vek
As in, say, three. That is out of ten by the way , not five. Out of five I gave it 2 and one of those stars is just for Rob DJ. Made in and set in the 80's. Read morePublished on 24 May 2012 by njay