This road will never end. It probably goes all around the world.
Some people take your heart, others take your shoes, and still others take you home.
Wherever, whatever, have a nice day.
whatever it takes to have a nice day
It's not where you go, it's how you get there.

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Year Filmed:1990
Director:Gus Van Sant
Writers:William Shakespeare (play)
Gus Van Sant (written by)
Runtime:104 min
Script:Revised Screenplay (1989)
Articles:Focus: 'My Own Private Idaho '
Tagged 'My Own Private Idaho '
River PhoenixMike Waters
Keanu ReevesScott Favor
James RussoRichard Waters
William RichertBob Pigeon
Rodney HarveyGary
Chiara Caselli Carmella
Michael ParkerDigger
Jessie ThomasDenise
Grace ZabriskieAlena
Tom TroupeJack Favor
Udo KierHans
Sally CurticeJane Lightwork
Robert Lee PitchlynnWalt
Mickey CottrellDaddy Carroll


Modern take on Shakespeare's Henry IV part 1; follows two male hustlers - Mike and Scott - through the streets of Oregon and beyond in a roadtrip quest to find Mike's mother, the narcoleptic Mike falling asleep muchly along the way. Have a nice day.

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Not for Everyone (2017-03-16 13:20:14)

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I watched this a few times, and I found it very artsy, and dark. When I first saw it, I picked up on the Shakespearean influences very early on, and that was a cool touch.

With my little knowledge of Narcolepsy, I question River's performance, as I do not recall seeing a Narcoleptic slowly fade into an episode, but rather quite suddenly drop into it. However, Phoenix was known to do tons of research for his roles, so I'm sure that's just my lack of more research on my end.

I enjoy anytime Keanu goes into something more Shakespearean, and hope one day to see him play Puck in a Mid Summer's Night Dream (I can imagine right? lol).

The shots were good, but sometimes I think the movie tended to lag, and (imo) the characters were lackadaisical in their personal goals at times. For this, and the sexual content, I think that this movie isn't for everyone.

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