Sunset Strip

2000

Comedy / Drama

8
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 1436

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Jared Leto as Glen Walker
Judy Greer as Younger Waitress
Tommy Flanagan as Duncan
Krista Allen as Jennifer
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783.62 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
P/S 0 / 2
1.39 GB
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
P/S 2 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Handcake 8 / 10

Great Story

The movie starts off with this prologue:

"In Hollywood in 1972 upon Sunset, man The Strip was packed every night. Not with tourists, but Us, the people in the backrooms trying to make it. We were all out there looking for something because we knew that LA was a goldmine and that your life could change in 24hrs and thats why we came here."

The movie takes place within a 24hr period, giving insight into the lives of those trying to "make it". For such a short period, the viewer gets an awful lot of character development. One of the many things that makes this movie good is how one can relate to the characters, the realism. The soundtrack is also really well done, it totally sets the mood for each moment and has a tendancy to carry the viewer to where they are supposed to be.

I found the acting to be believable, and was glad to see some faces I recognized for other movies. I would suggest anyone who is looking for a good movie check this out.

Reviewed by chuck-543 10 / 10

Mirror, mirror, on the wall.

After seeing the film for the first time last night, and then reading some of the negative reviews here, the only logical conclusion I can make is this; if you weren't closely involved in that era, in that place, then you probably won't enjoy the film. But if you did, you will love it.

For those who were there, "Sunset Strip" is amazingly accurate, and sometimes painfully so. The male-centric attitude women of that time had to endure from so-called "liberated" men was summed-up perfectly in the scene where Anna Friel's character is summoned - there's no better word for it - by her rock-star idol, and upon arrival at his hotel room, is asked to serve tea by some pompous jerk.

As stated much better than I ever could by "fastfilmhh" in her review of this film, it is a deadly-accurate portrayal of the time, places and attitudes back then, warts and all.

The only error that I found was when one character made reference to "bad 'ludes." While there was certainly bad coke, and bad weed, Quaaludes were far too inexpensive and easily available for anyone to waste their time knocking off fakes, at least in my experience.

But that small mistake was nicely balanced-out by the stage-whispered comment made during a party scene by yet another pompous jerk - there were lots of those back then - alerting a new arrival to the "real party" going on in a closed-to-the-less-than-super-cool back room. That sort of social status selectivity happened at every party ever held back then, and was called "cocaine politics".

The producers obviously took great effort to maintain an accurate portrait of the times, from using and recording actual Fender 'Strats, to only showing three-piece bands on the Whisky's stage, which was a hard and fast rule at that club, unless the band was currently uber-hot.

Sidenote: If you are interested in securing your grand-children's financial security, find and buy an original Fender Stratocaster like the ones used in the film, plus some strings, and place them in a large safe-deposit box. In a hundred years or so, those puppies will be worth their weight in Stradivarius violins.

Some reviews have mentioned the lack of character development in "Sunset Strip", and that is accurate, especially when compared to other film portraying that period, such as "Almost Famous." While I won't pretend to read the writer's and director's minds, I will say that, considering the accuracy of the rest of the production, it could be that they deliberately left the characters shallow because let's face it, ... they (we) all were shallow back then. You needed those high boots to wade through the wall-to-wall pretense. The only difference between the suits and the freaks was that the freaks were freaks on purpose. And just a bit more honest. Sometimes.

Anyway, if you want to watch a living textbook of that place at that time, "Sunset Strip" hits the nail on the head. Just don't say it's far-out and groovy, please, or you won't be invited to the real party.

Reviewed by Woodyanders 9 / 10

An unjustly overlooked slice of the 70's rock sleeper

In the late 90's and early 00's there was a rash of terrifically lively and affectionate rock films centering on a specific aspect of 70's rock'n'roll: Among these pictures are the wonderfully raucous teen romp "Detroit Rock City," the marvelous glam rock epic "Velvet Goldmine," Cameron Crowe's sweetly autobiographical "Almost Famous," and this undeservedly overlooked low-key winner about six young hopefuls in lowdown funky, free'n'easy, anything-goes carefree hedonistic 70's Los Angeles who are desperately trying to make it in the music business on the glitzy Sunset Strip, the much-fabled boulevard of starry-eyed dreams and glittery glamour.

In a highly busy and eventful single day the lives of cocky, strutting, long-haired singer Jared Leto, scrawny, scruffy, wide-eyed guitarist Nick Stahl, obnoxious coke-snorting hipster Adam Goldberg, moody songwriter Rory Cochrane, eager struggling costume designer Anna Friel, and mellow photographer Simon Baker are radically changed forever as they meet with either hard-earned success or dismal crashing failure during the course of a crucially important 24 hour period. Adam Collis' assured, observant, naturalistic no-frills direction relates the hoppin' narrative at a deliberately gradual pace, offering a totally convincing, lovingly detailed, and admirably unromanticized recreation of an especially raw and exciting era. Better still, the seedier aspects of the backstage rock world -- drugs, groupies, venereal diseases and so on -- are depicted with a certain fierce honesty and engaging matter-of-factness.

The precisely written script by Randall Jahnson and Russell DeGrazier keeps the plot on track from start to finish, never letting the colorful series of episodic vignettes degenerate into a rambling and unfocused mess. The top-rate soundtrack of choice vintage tunes galvanizes the proceedings with tremendous crackling verve while the gaudy fashions and embarrassing hairstyles perfectly peg the gloriously tacky and outrageous excesses of the notoriously loose and libertine Me Decade. Kudos also to Ron Fortunato's handsome, sparkling cinematography and Stewart Copeland's right-on groovy score. And the fresh cast of immensely attractive and appealing young thespians all give excellent performances: Friel in particular invests her role with an irresistibly perky aplomb and Leto (Ellen Burstyn's useless ineffectual junkie son in the gut-wrenching "Requiem for A Dream") projects an arrogant swagger that's completely smack dead on target. Veteran character actor John Randolph has a lovely part as a crusty, but kindly elderly landlord. An unjustly neglected sleeper that's eminently worthy of rediscovery and subsequent possible cult status.

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