Three sentence movie reviews: Drugstore Cowboy
I love this movie, from Matt Dillon’s blank, yet compelling, performance to all the Portland sights, (many of which have changed dramatically, or disappeared.) I love the bleakness of the story and how it still manages to be a lighthearted sad movie. It is not a glamorized portrayal of drug addition, and that is another thing I love about it.
Where watched: Laurelhurst Theater with S. North.
Watching this, I realized I knew nothing about Matt Dillon, the person. It seems odd, no? He’s been around for a while, yet I couldn’t tell you anything other than what he’s been in. Old school!
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1989/drugstore_cowboy_ver2.html (fold marks!)
I’ve seen this but it’s been ages. I couldn’t tell you anything about it now. Dillon seems like one of those actors who does a good job of shunning the limelight. I think he got a lot of press attention during the early 80s. Maybe he got burned and decided to keep out of it.
I don’t have the capacity right now, but if I did, I would love to do a Dillon retrospective. I haven’t seen very much of his younger stuff, because I was too young to watch those movies when they came out. I’m curious as to what kind of actor he is over the decades.
He was such a heartthrob of our youth (though not on my list of crushworthy stars)(or maybe he’s a bit older…hmmmm.). Wasn’t he also in The Outsiders? Fun to see old school PDX!
He was in the Outsiders. And another movie adaptation of a S.E. Hinton book too. He’s a little bit older than us, maybe 10 years? Indeed. Born 1964.