"Arizona Dream" by Yojimbo
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/31/11
A young New Yorker is kidnapped by his brother to attend his uncle's wedding, only to fall for an eccentric older woman obsessed with the idea of flight. Arizona Dream is perfectly titled; this film is exactly as much fun as somebody describing one of their dreams to you. For two and a quarter hours. The whole thing is just a load of "wacky" characters doing "crazy" things and talking about Eskimos, turtles and suicide. All of them are as irritating as hell and the dialogue (particularly the painful narration by Depp) is excruciatingly pretentious. I literally couldn't care less about any of them and the only reason I made it to the end of the film is because the DVD cover lied, saying it was half an hour shorter than it was. Very typical of the post Gen X bullshit touted by self-proclaimed "arthouse" auteurs in the 90s, the biggest tragedy of this pointless load of self-satisfied yet irrelevant and vacuous drivel is the fact that there are now two wasted hours of my life I will never get back. A film only someone Johnny Depp has an active restraining order against could possibly love.