Go by Doug Liman (Review)

I just can’t get enough of movies with ensemble casts, wierd plots, and a sense of continuity that refused to go from Point A to Point B.
Go - Doug Liman

I just can’t get enough of movies with ensemble casts, wierd plots, and a sense of continuity that refused to go from Point A to Point B. Pulp Fiction did it, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels did it, The Kingdom did it (albeit it in a ​“David Lynch-meets-ER” kind of way), and now Go has done it.

Featuring several different stories revolving around an attempt to get rent money, selling drugs, a rave, misadventures in Las Vegas, and several other plot devices I’m forgetting, the film is a visceral, kinetic blast to watch. It does start out slowly, and at first, I thought I was going to watch a bunch of stereotypical Generation Xers whine about their lives. But once the film got going, I was hooked.

A lot of the dialog is downright hilarious (if on the crass side), especially a discussion of tantric sexuality, and some of the situations are just too weird to not enjoy. The film’s use of a non-conventional timeline is actually well done, showing how the different plots spinoff from a single event, and some of the visual tricks (especially during the hallucinations) are great. Watch for the conversation with the cat and you’ll see what I mean.

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