In this scathing and subversive social comedy, life in post riot Los Angeles is dissected under the sardonic eye of John Boyz, an unemployed thirty nothing flounderer on Venice Beach who is trying to figure out what to do with his life. John can't be bothered with apathy, but no matter how much he wants to help people, he is too immobilized to do anything useful. Haunted by chronic insomnia and impending sense of doom, all he can do is watch, and John is an avid observer. Through his voyeuristic binoculars, he struggles to make sense of all the alienation and disaffection he sees in his neighborhood. In his journal he meticulously chronicles the mundane down to steadfast march of ants across his kitchen counter. John is desperately trying to keep one meaningless day from blending into next. He compulsively watches homemade videos of LA riots looking for a clue. But everywhere around him the city's social fabric is coming apart at the seams, and now it is John Boys's own threadbare ...
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong language, sexuality and drug use, and for some violence
Did You Know?
At 80 minutes, at the motel, John tucks his revolver into his belt but less than a minute later, he again tucks his revolver into his belt. See more
I don't think a lot about the big picture. I'm a rationalist and I'm a romantic. That doesn't leave a lot of time for spiritual bullshit.
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
Performed by Chris Dowd
Produced by Zander Schloss
Composed by Nick Lowe
Published by (c) 1982
Plangent Visions Music Limited See more