Monday, March 1, 2010

Barfly (1987)

You know those guys you saw earlier today, sitting on a bench in ragged clothes and sharing a foul smelling bottle? They are in this movie. As is that wretched hag of a woman who always comes up to you when she sees you pull up your wallet by the bar. And that loud mouth know-it-all who always wants to tell you about his troubles and start fights, he's in there too.

In short: It's about drinking. Hardcore drinking. And it could not be more wonderful.

Written by the great Charles Bukowski, and starring Mickey Rourke at the height of his glory days, this is a perfectly cut diamond of a movie.

But not only is this a beautiful story with some amazing and genuine characters; it's also hilarious! This film will have you laughing from the welfare office, all the way to the darkest, dirtiest, and cheapest watering hole.

If you like alcohol, you'll love Barfly. The two can also be mixed for great results.


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