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Saturday, 28 June 2014

LAST DAYS [2005]

Director Gus Van Sant's final film in his Death trilogy, Last Days is inspired by the final days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Already a ghost in his own home, the drug-addled rocker, eerily played by Michael Pitt, wanders around aimlessly searching for some sort of peace that seems to allude him by mere moments..  The film is slow, haunting and dreadfully quiet with the exception of few moments when Pitt picks up his guitar and breaths life into linear narrativ..
All in all, Last Days is paced way too slowly to keep interest and it's characters are all too distant to really grasp onto any sort of emotion beyond confused and cold.  Maybe that's the point but it sure isn't that enjoyable or interesting but Van Sant's direction keeps the viewer hypnotized until the bizarre finale.

3 figures in red out of 5

1 comment:

Dr Faustus said...

I couldn't give a shit about Nirvana but I like Gus, so this works for me. Same score, or maybe half a point more if I was feeling generous.