betamaxed It's a terrible movie but I appreciate that it's terrible in a bizarrely creative and aesthetically pleasing way.
Old_Zircon Exactly. It's terrible but it's terrible in a very unusual way.
love yeah it is really underrated. it's not a great movie by any stretch but it's far too maligned.
Old_Zircon Plus any movie that parts the veil between Harmony Korine and John Hughes is OK with me.
smoothw Highly recommend the novel which the movie is based on, much weirder and less sitcomish than the movie.
garcet71283 Never seen this, might have to check it out.
cognitivedissonance Not a great movie, but making a lavish period comedy with the cast this movie has, about the subject matter this movie is about, was super bold. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Kellogg is one of the hammiest performances in Western cinematic history.
somedongus I'm nearly certain that his role in this is what really torpedo'd Dana Carvey's film career. So foul.
cognitivedissonance It was the Bill Clinton dog nipples sketch, actually. Middle America was not ready for that during the Family Hour.