Trouble In Mind
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In the fictional and hypnotic Rain City, ex-cop Hawk (Kris Kristofferson) has just been released from prison after serving hard time for killing a man. Meanwhile, a young down-on-his-luck father, Coop (Keith Carradine), and his radiant, innocent wife, Georgia (Lori Singer), head toward the city with their new baby in search of a new life. Littered with eccentric gangsters and thugs, Rain City serves as almost a side street to human evolution. At the center of it all is Wanda’s – a dive diner run by Hawk’s ex (Geneviève Bujold) – where the characters’ lives will intersect, changing them forever. Written and directed by Alan Rudolph, Trouble In Mind is set somewhere in the future and the past of countless classic film noirs, creating a completely realized neo-noir masterpiece.
Dated -- 1985 -- Disappointment -- Ripoff
Fans of Divine will enjoy what surely must be aJohn-Waters-influenced "Homage to Past Film Noirs" But other than that, this film is unfortunately dated now as general entertainment and purely for the film afficionado's who would give it four stars.
I'm not a fan of Kris Krisoferson either, but he does have the right looks for down-in-his-luck, ex-con, ex-cop, but his acting skills don't match up. Genevieve Bujold plays a good part - but was she supposed to have the mannerisms of a crack addict with repeated, long tongue licking of the lip? An unfortunate habit.
It's certainly not worth $3.99 Australian for the download since it's most likely free to online movie subscriber services in the USA. It's also unethical not to clearly show the production year of 1985 in the online summary -- so we can be prepared for the 80s big or shaggy, stringy hair and embarrassing clothes, even if those fasions are on the comeback. Knowing the date can prevent having to watch or pay for something that was thought to be a newer movie.