#36 – True Romance – 1993

Director : Tony Scott

Written by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore & Val Kilmer

True Romance is my kinda love story. It’s a well written, directed and with an ensemble cast to rival any film out there. A tale of two unlikely people meeting in unusual circumstances and their love for one another is endearing and sweet from their first interaction in the movie theatre they meet in.

When the pair wind up on the run with a briefcase of cocaine shortly after they get married after a short dating period they tie the knot and try their best to sell the drugs and start the rest of their lives together.

Clarence and Alabama are such a sweet, wild and loveable duo. They make perfect partners in crime both as husband and wife and quite literally partners in crime. Their romance is so pure and the chemistry between the pair is so natural and pure.

Brad Pitt as Floyd gives the greatest film performance of a stoner I’ve ever seen. He’s rarely seen to move and has almost become part of the couch he spends his days on.

With fantastic scenes with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper and their conversation has stuck with me through the years. “you’re part cantelope” or “you’re an eggplant“. I’ve randomly said this in many many situations where it made little to no sense at all.

Gary Oldman as Lester the pimp is outrageous to say the least. Oldman plays it with such intensity and in a role that requires him to play a white pimp who wants to be black and with the dreadlocks and all to complete the look it’s got to be seen to be believed I swear this man is straight up preposterous. I’d watch a full movie dedicated to the backstory of this man and how he became who he is and what the hell happened him.

True Romance is a love story jam packed with sex, drugs and shootouts. My kind of love story! Full of action, drama, comedy and dialogue that can come from the one and only Quentin Tarantino.