Film review: Naked Lunch

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  • Jarkko Karjalainen
    Dec. 5, 2001 5:48 a.m.

    Very confusing movie, where Peter Weller is playing role of
    William Lee. William Lee is actually name of William
    Burroughs. Burroughs assumed his mother's maiden name, Lee
    and he used this when he released first book "Junky".
    Movie is weird adventure between real world and imagination
    of William Lee when is on drugs. Burroughs has write book
    of same name but actually the film is not following the
    book. Film baseline is story of William Burroughs life at
    the time when he was writing Naked Lunch. So part of the
    movie is just wondering at the visions when Burroughs are
    under influence of drugs and part is real life. The art of
    this movie really is that can you recognize what is real
    and what is not. Maybe Burroughs him self didnt know the
    difference when he was writing the book.
    It was suprise for me that at the middle part of the movie
    where friends of Lee came to visit him to Interzone are
    actually in real life Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.

  • lloyd
    Jan. 19, 2000 2:39 a.m.

    Yes I give this film the highest rating. The Movie is purly
    Lynch but base on another man's insights. I suggest viewing
    serveral times to pick up the subtle undertones and
    currrents flooding this film.The actors were superb and the
    artistic direction was other dimensional.

  • Katie Pryor
    April 16, 1999 3:13 p.m.

    I thought this movie was brillient. I thought it showed
    what real drug usage is about. You are taken into another
    world.

  • Stephen Balentine
    April 11, 1999 4:01 a.m.

    Better than a "reality" giveme a break who watches movies to get real?The hallucinations provide insight into real paranoia and the true dangers of a non American paradigm , which is as bland as government penut butter and missionary position sex , and compares it with utterly alien information and a more real view of what drives us to fear and Republican politics..

  • lloyd
    Jan. 19, 2000 2:39 a.m.

    Yes I give this film the highest rating. The Movie is purly
    Lynch but base on another man's insights. I suggest viewing
    serveral times to pick up the subtle undertones and
    currrents flooding this film.The actors were superb and the
    artistic direction was other dimensional.