The Brown Bunny [DVD] (2003)
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Directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, this is the controversial story of one man's tragic loss of the love of his life. After finishing a motorcycle race in New Hampshire, Bud Clay (Gallo) begins a cross-country odyssey to Los Angeles, along the way meeting three very different women. But throughout this journey Bud can't escape the memory of the love of his life, Daisy (Chloe Sevigny). Arriving in LA and visiting the abandoned house he once shared with her, Bud leaves a cryptic note and retreats to his motel room to see if she will arrive.
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Some people won't like it, some will hate it, but there are some people like me who will have their tiny minds blown by it.
Furthermore, I know this is 12 years old now but I still feel kind of bad for Vincent Gallo regarding the reaction to this film, he's seems like very smart, funny and confident dude, but it must of really hurt that something you worked so hard on to be greeted with such animosity as it was at the time. Anyway, It certainly had a profound impact on me.
Bud is searching for Daisy, childhood friend and ex-lover, while travelling across America to a motorbike race he is due to take part in. He is drawn to several inappropriate young girls on his journey hinting at his troubled relations with the girl that he really wants to find. The audience is alone with Bud for most of the film which serves to engulf you in Bud's despair. Sparse awkward dialogue keeps the audience guessing as to what kind of relationship Bud and Daisy have. Vincent Gallo plays the disturbed guilt-ridden loner very convincingly. The portrayal is so real it leaves you unsure as to whether it is Bud or Vincent you are watching fighting insanity. This is particularly relevant considering Gallo's total authorship of the piece. Chole Sevigny plays an abused soul, prepared to go to extreme lengths just to be able to feel again, with her usual subdued brilliance. This film isn't easy to watch but as an essay on loneliness of 'misfits' it provokes thought without offering you any form of easy answers.
Chloe Sevigny not only shows she is a brilliant actress, but she shows that she has excellent technique and she loves to take a load.
This film is worth the money just to see a real performance of skill and tenderness from her.
What makes this film unique is it's almost entirely internal, you witness Bud's depression, loneliness and inner turmoil through a few interactions with people he meets along the way but mostly through long shots of his lonesome journey into never ending highways.
Though it's an entirely different type of film, if you liked Gallo's previous effort 'Buffalo 66', or films by Harmony Korine like 'Julien Donkey-Boy' and 'Gummo', then you'll probably enjoy 'The Brown Bunny'.
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