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Poor old Matt Dillon!,
By A Customer
This review is from: To Die For [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
This black comedy from Gus Van Sant represents, for me, the turning point when he left behind independent filmmaking ('Drugstore Cowboy' - possibly my all-time favourite film, and the haunting 'My Own Private Idaho') and embraced the mainstream (his 'Psycho' remake, 'Good Will Hunting' and so on). It's a darkly comical film, with Nicole Kidman excelling as a TV anchorwoman who will do literally anything to achieve success - including hiring a group of youths to murder her husband (Matt Dillon). A good nugget of film trivia about 'To Die For' is that it stars Casey Affleck - (coincidentally?) brother of soon-to-be filmstar Ben Affleck.