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