Grand Theft Parsons
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As if great dialogue, suburb acting, and a yellow hearse with flowers painted on the side weren't enough to make you want to see this film immediately if not sooner; the sound track alone makes the movie worth watching, it uses a lot of Parson's songs but also other great songs from the era.
In the end this film goes beyond being a great comedy to become a great film. Having Gram Parson's father as a character added a lot of weight to the last half hour of the film, with Robert Forester conveying all the resignation, sadness, and guilt felt by his character his downtrodden facial expressions. This is a movie I would recommend to anyone.
In fact, I'm not sure if some of the reviewers have actually seem the film. FYI, the guy with the beard is Phil Kaufman - Gram (seen in a dream sequence) actually doesn't have a beard in 'Grand Theft Parsons'.
If you're a 'Grampire', I suggest you give this movie a miss. If you like great fun road movies, pick up a copy and make your own mind up.
Great performances, great script and the kind of 'feel good' that makes you laugh like you do with your best friends. This is a gem.
Please note, as another reviews did, that this movie is not about Gram Parsons or his life. It's about Parson's manager Phil Kaufman and his reaction to Parson's death.
'Jackass' creator Johnny Knoxville did pretty good for himself here as Kaufman. Better than I expected him to. He might have a future beyond self-inflicted pain yet.
There's also an interesting bonus feature with the real Phil Kaufman telling the story.
Those that can accept that 'Grand Theft Parsons' uses one of the most famous of all rock 'n roll stories as a starting point for a terrific road movie just loved it. And I guess Amazon readers will be the same.
If you're a 'Grampire' and you want a documentary, then wait until the BBC one comes along.
If you want to kick back and watch a fun, touching and cool movie about responsibility and friendship, then I can't recommend this highly enough.
The story is the journey, and yet despite this there is a sufficient denouement for it to not just fizzle out at the end; it's climax is touching rather than moving.
I imagine this film will be rediscovered one day, and I hope that time will be kind to it. There are some genuinely original and funny moments - quite Coen brothersesque at times. In fact, this film reminded me of The Big Lebowski in many ways, and this takes me back to my original point of it feeling like a better movie wanting to get out. See what you think...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movie basically outlines the historical facts of Gram Parson's death and subsequent events. After reviewing both, the movie and historical accounts, it appears to me that a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by rex newborn
Just Stayed At Joshua Tree Inn. So I had to watch. It's a good B flick on the subject.Published 6 months ago by Snarla
This has got to be one of the most overlooked films ever. The film itself is very well made and the acting is better than you might think it would be. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Jackson
Clever way of portraying the unusual last wish of Gram Parsons.Published 7 months ago by Mary L. Mays
Really piss poor production about the botched cremation of GP. Too many gaps from reality putrify this lame effort. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr Muddawg
Really bad film. Could have been good. Don't waste your time.Published 10 months ago by Matthew J. Scott
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