The Informers (2008)
Written by Bret Easton Ellis, Nicholas Jarecki
Director: Gregor Jordan
Starring Amber Heard, a veritable shitload of current B-list 20-year-olds, Billy Bong, Kim Bassinger, Mickey Rourke (aka a smaller number of B-list 50-year-olds)
a bunch of people in los angeles in the early 80's are horrible jerks who have a lot of sex with each other.
There are spoilers in this one, because if you're going to watch it you're going to watch it for the T&A, and not the plot.
The first hour (which felt like a fucking year) of this movie was little more than a series of vaguely-connected stories about rich, white partiers. During this hour I began to think that maybe Ellis is something of a one hit wonder. I've seen and/or read a few other of his works and they focus on the same basic, bullshit theme.
The last half-hour changed my mood from passive boredom to active annoyance. The kidnapping was retarded, and the whole, political (?) thing would have been more powerful (i.e. 3 out of 10 rather than 1) if it hadn't been telegraphed six ways from Sunday.
Yeah, I don't want to talk about this one anymore.
terrible. the fact that the whore of the group spread HIV around to everyone isn't enough to glue all the characters in this movie together. yes, bret easten ellis, i get it. the 80's were an extremely indulgent time. let's move on shall we. i'm just sad i didn't get to see all these shallow assholes all die horribly of the disease they all apparently had. don't watch this. turn on "american psycho" and enjoy good actors acting a good script based on a book by bret easton ellis. the fact that he had so much to do with this movie makes me question him. was "american psycho" a fluke? because the other book i read by him... i can't think of the name...could be interchanged with this plot. selfish young rich guy in the 80's screws a lot of people and does a lot of drugs. the end.