of the Blue
the Blue (1980) is a seriously bad film directed by, and featuring
Dennis Hopper. The quality is very poor, as is frequently the case
with these bargain discount films. As the film opens, Dennis Hopper is
driving an 18 wheeler, and frisking with his young daughter, and runs
over a stalled school bus full of kids. Cut to 5 years in the future.
Hopper is in jail, and his wife, Sharon Farrell, is working in a diner
and sleeping with the owner, and is also doing hard drugs with her
husband's best friend, Don Gordon. Her daughter, CB, has become a
problem kid, who worships Elvis and the punk music scene.
|When Hopper is released
from prison, things get seriously strange until the end, when we
return to a fairly normal, mainstream story line. Farrell shoots up,
then Gordon and Farrell go into the living room to have sex, leaving
Hopper in the kitchen. Farrell shows a breast in that scene. Then they
all come up with a better idea. The three go up to rape CB as a public
service to save her from becoming a dyke. They find CB dressed up to
look like Elvis and discover that CB is not in love with their plans.
So CB kills her father, takes her mother out to her father's crashed
truck, and blows herself and her mother up with a stick of
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| Now for the strange
part. IMDB readers have it at 7.5/10, and Maltin gives 2 1/2 stars.
Look for Raymond Burr as a probation officer. Some who commented
at IMDB claim it to be a masterpiece, shot on a shoestring budget, and
tackling incest as a theme head on. They also compare it to Easy
|| Personally, I was totally
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D.
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