Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunset Strip (2000)

Please click the links to read my reviews of the completely unrelated Sunset Boulevard and Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip.

Synopsis: If you’ve ever wanted to follow a small collection of music industry lowlifes around for an entire day in the early 1970s, this is your movie.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “The boulevard of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.”

What Did I Learn?: If your rock band gets pelted with food and beverages, and subsequently booed off stage, there’s a very good chance you won’t be asked to play a second set, regardless of whether or not you have a promise from the club’s manager.

Really?: Wow – Zach has the world’s nicest landlord, doesn’t he?

Rating: Sunset Strip is a laid-back, humourous, character-driven drama about a struggling rocker, an ambitious costume designer, a colourblind photographer and a drunken songwriter doing their best to make it in Hollywood four decades ago. It’s an interesting film that manages to evoke a long-lost time and place as it entertains – check it out. 7.5/10 stars.


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