True Romance (1993), a film that is nothing like the title suggests, and for many that may be a very welcomed and unexpected surprise.
Directed by the late Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino, it is a wild, cocaine fuelled love story that cements the crime/drama/thriller that ensues. It will not bore you for even a moment.
The star studded cast is absolutely huge which include talents and legends such as Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson and James Gandolfini!
But no matter the calibre of your cast, it means nothing with poor execution, that is where the magic of this production lies. Tony Scott and whole of his production have perfectly executed Tarantino’s screenplay, and what a great combination it is.
There are a few scenes in this film that deserve to be up there in the hall of fame. The Slater and Oldman standoff, the truly incredible Walken and Hopper scene, or even the Arquette and Gandolfini altercation. These moments alone are worth putting True Romance at the top of your watch list, let alone the great journey along the way.
Don’t expect a mushy and innocent love story walking into this, but for that exact reason, you’ll be glad to experience a truly great piece of cinema of passion, violence and drama by some of the greatest talents of our time.