(Today's Prompt: The Most Romantic Movie)
My favorite movie of all time is also the most romantic movie I have ever seen. Tony Scott's True Romance written by Quentin Tarantino is a tour de force for all the wrong reasons - sex, drugs, violence, and love. Driven by an A-list cast whose cameos (Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, James Gandolfini, Gary Oldman) are bigger than the stars (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) themselves, the direction of this gritty Los Angeles flick plays like a wild road trip adventure or the ultimate underdog flick. Having met Alabama (Arquette) in a movie theatre, Clarence (Slater) the two fall head over heels. Alabama confesses she is a prostitute that his buddies paid for, but that she loves him. The only thing that stands in their way of true love is her pimp, Drexl played by the brilliant Mr. Oldman who you will not recognize. Clarence confronts Drexl and in a horrible switch up realizes he did not leave Drexl's house with a suitcase of her belongings but rather a suitcase full of cocaine or as the two young lovers see it, the chance at a new life.
I don't remember how old I was when I saw this, but it made me want to end up with a guy that was full of adventure, spontaneity, strength, adoration and would stand up for me in a situation where I might not be able to do it for myself. Thankfully I did not end up with a Clarence and suitcase full of cocaine, but I did end up with Mike and an apartment full of tools, electronics, cookbooks, and photos.
|Me & Mike in the Outer Banks last March/ credit photo: @ejohnsto|