Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Movie Review-My Own Private Idaho

Title-"My Own Private Idaho"


Director-Gus Van Sant

Actors-Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, William Richert



"My Own Private Idaho" is a quirky, well-acted movie that is probably the most interesting movie I've seen in a while. It is about two best friends named Scott (Keanu Reeves) and Mike (River Phoenix) who are living on the street in Portland, Oregon. Mike was abandoned by his mother and suffers from narcolepsy. Scott has been living on the street in an attempt to spite his rich father, who wants him to inherit his business. Scott ends up accompanying Mike as he travels across the country searching for his mother. Scott and Mike run into many interesting and odd characters along the way, including a Fagin-like thief named Bob (William Richert). This movie has great acting, especially by River Phoenix, who gives an amazing performance. Keanu Reeves and William Richert were also impressive in their roles. If you want to see a well-acted and unconventional movie, I recommend watching "My Own Private Idaho".

No comments: