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I just can get enough of this movie. River Phoenix is sadly no longer with us but you just want more of him as the Character Birdlace and more of Lili Taylor as Rose. BUY IT AND WATCH IT!
The film starts with Eddie Birdlace AKA Birdlegs ( Phoenix ) reminiscing about the night before he left for the Vietnam war. We learn about his three marine friends who help him form the Four B's. The last night before they leave they embark on a traditional girl hunt called " Dogfight ". The object is to find the ugliest woman you can find and bring her to the marine's dance so she can be judged on. If your date is the ugliest, you win money. Sounds cruel? Well it is. Anyway, Eddie finds quiet, innocent slightly plump and unique-looking Rose ( Lili Taylor ) at her mother's diner. He's attracted to her singing more than her figure. He ropes her into accepting his invitation to the dogfight. Seeing how Rose doesn't have many dates she jumps at the chance to be with the handsome marine. At the dance Rose learns of the horrible reason Eddie invited her. Eddie makes it his mission of the night to apologize. By this time he really likes her. She allows him to take her for a night on the town in which the two fall hopelessly in love. They end the night very romantically and Eddie leaves to hook up with the other B's so they can leave for the war.
This movie is one of the most touching I have ever seen. It drug out many emotions. I was angry at how cruel Eddie could be, but at the same time I felt sorry for him. I realized he didn't know any better. The turning point was how Rose was able to show him that his faults may not have been visible as hers, but were actually worse. The acting was wonderful. Lili and River did a great job and they fit the parts beautifully.Read more ›
The actress who play the snag-a-tooth , broke my heart ...
.I keep thanking God for putting the idea for this film into someone's head and somehow it got made ..It really won't matter if this film made it at the box office - word of mouth and time will prove the genius of this film - people aren't stupid and they know quality when its there. This film will find - if it has'nt already, a huge dvd - home theater audience.
I still have to scratch my head and wonder why this film is so hard to find - i had to order it -
More film like this should be features on a wider release This is why I rarely go to the movies anymore - I no longer wish to pay 11.00+ dollars to see rappers and foul mouth comedians act out lame scripts , listen to deafening sound effects blasting and separting my eardrums, or looking at creepy CGI effects. When a movie comes out and its suppose to be a big blockbustr - I usually go the other way .
My friends and I would rather take a shower, pick up some fried chicken. ice tea. and fresh fruit , grab a floor cushion and watch Dogfight and True Love back to back , over and over ...
Plz Buy this film - hardly anyone rents it...
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Well since the off-Broadway musical wasn't coming to town any time soon, if it all, I figured I'd settle for the genuine [cinematic] article. And you know something? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Azzan
River Phoenix plays Birdlace, a US Marine and Lili Taylor plays Rose, a Cafe worker. Birdlace comes across Rose with attending to take her along to a party which he hopes to win... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Becky
This is a very good 80s movie. If you're a fan of River Phoenix, I would definitely watch this movie.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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