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My Own Private Idaho (1991) Movie Information

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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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Overall Rank:

3534

Avg. Rating:

2.71/4

# of Ratings:

65

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/29/1991

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Actors:

River Phoenix
Keanu Reeves
James Russo
William Richert
Rodney Harvey
Chiara Caselli

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Two friends, Mike and Scott, go on a journey of personal discovery that takes them to Mike's hometown in Idaho and then to Italy in search of Mike's mother. Both encounter various experiences that would change their lives.

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Snoogans 03/10/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Contains a strangely unpredictable story, with basically no plot, and characters without much character. The dialogue and performances give this film a free-flowing feeling that breezes through the disjointed scenes. There wasn't much to ever fully grasp my attention. Simply put, I couldn't get into it.

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Yojimbo 10/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

A film that sums up a lot of Gus Van Sant's work; some beautiful imagery but often painfully pretentious. Taken as a piece of cinematic poetry, it succeeds. Taken as a piece of entertainment, it fails.

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Daniel Corleone 03/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Mike (River Phoenix), a gay street hustler meets Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves). It’s hilarious how people talk here, as if in a Shakespearean play. The characters were unlikable and over the top while the plot seems to be all over the place. The screenplay was interesting with quotes repeated from the film - “Don’t worry, everything’s going to be alright.” and “Jesus, the things we’ve seen.” Cinematography was impressive though the soundtrack was almost non-existent. The performance of River Phoenix was astounding which was noticeable with the various accolades he received. My Own Private Idaho has its highlights and low-lights, which for this reviewer cancels out.

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06/25/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Geborgenheit

Our Daily Free Stream: Gus Van Sant - My Own Private Idaho. Auch die Indie Ikone Van Sat filmt gerade an einer Miniserie: When We Rise. Deshalb gibts heute My Own Private Idaho. - Ein Mensch, der an Narkolepsie leidet, ist auf die Hilfe seiner Umgebung angewiesen. Bleibt er schlafend irgendwo auf der Strasse liegen, muss ihn jemand forttragen. River Phoenix spielt Mike Waters den Narkoleptiker in Gus van Sants Drama. Es ist schwer für ihn, sich wirklich auf etwas einzulassen, denn jederzeit kann der Schlaf ihn übermannen. Überflüssig zu bemerken, dass die Krankheit auch für Mikes Arbeit als Stricher nicht förderlich ist. Mike lebt in einer unwirklichen Welt, seiner eigenen. Wir müssen uns das so vorstellen, als ob er auf Droge ist. Er existiert ausserhalb der Zeitrechnung, die für uns gil...

 

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