My Own Private Idaho Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3229

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 69

Theatrical Release Date: 09/29/1991

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Gus Van Sant

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

Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

Gus Van Sant, a master of art-house, creates an effectively heart-breaking drama set against a Shakespearean template.

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Snoogans - wrote on 03/10/2014

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 - wrote on 10/07/2012

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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Geborgenheit - wrote on 06/25/2016

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 …

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