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Plot: In the metropolis of Rain City which is run under a military state, Wanda's Café is the meeting point for several individuals, who, in the words of Lt. Gunther of the police department, are converging on "the shit (they're) wallowing in". Former Rain City police officer John Hawkins - Hawk to his… Runtime: 111 min Release Date: 11 Dec 1985
The person who compared this film to Bladerunner is not only doing this film a disservice, but is so far from the mark as to be untrue. The chief protagonist is a cop true, and though initially spurned, he does get the girl in the end, but that's about where it ends...From the opening strains of the muted trumpet, and Marianne Faithfull's beautifuly broken voice, this film is a masterpiece, it's moody, quirky, low key and not without a little menace, especially when Hilly Blue "puts the anchor" on Solo, "they should all blow each other's balls off, make my life <more>
easier..." to quote Lt. Gunther.It's everything that Bladerunner isn't, if anything it's set in some alternate vision of a disfunctional 50's & 80's combined, down at heel low life's, trashy outfits, too much drab neon & hairspray, allied with a little mob glamour and modern art.I guess I just feel for the characters, Hawk's hunger for a life he never had, the Zen stillness of Wanda, the wild eyed innocence of Georgia and the weirdness that is Coop, Solo freaking out as a Bhudhist, and last but not least, Divine in a suit... "let everybody get what they deserve..."It's not a fast movie, or an ensemble piece, but at some deep level it resonates."what are you looking at?" "you a cop?" "you know damn well I'm not a cop" "that's what I'm looking at then, a woman who isn't a cop..."It's the film I watch when I get down, I've lost track of the number of times I've watched it, I caught it first at the ICA West Bank in London, on it's last showing before they started a series of Mexican masked wrestling bario movies : I bought it recently on DVD in a shop in Schipol airport after being delayed in Amsterdam for two hours, I'd been looking for it for years at that point... Even Amazon had it on back order.It's really a wonderful movie, from icy lake to mountain road, I always come away from it happy, I guess you can ask no more from a movie than that.
Trouble in Mind is a masterpiece from Alan Rudolph - the most underrated movie director of USA. It's a great analysis of the amoral society where everyone is ready to sell a soul for his, his friend's or at least for his child's future. In the game of life only the ones wise enough to play with small bets survive.80's were an afterglow of the 70's criticism against the weak but high developed systems. Although films like "To live and to die in L.A" got the most attention in this area, Trouble in Mind won't have to be ashamed no bit.
Moody masterpiece... (by poe426)
The forecast is overcast. Director Alan Rudolph sets the tone early on and TROUBLE IN MIND never once strikes a sour note. The cinematography is superb: the camera never stops moving, drifting slowly toward or pulling slowly away from the ex-con, Kristofferson, the country bumpkin-cum-Big City thug, Carradine, his mentor, Morton, the naive engenue, Singer, the survivor, Bujold, or the king of queens, Divine. The story unfolds gradually, logically. The music is appropriately moody. THIS is the way to tell a story. Anyone seriously interested in writing or directing needs to add this one to <more>
their list of must-see movies. To miss it would be to miss out.
Alan Rudolph's best film holds up admirably. (by roganmarshall)
"Trouble in Mind" is one of those movies that only reveals its greatness about the third time you see it; a wealth of details which, on first viewing, strike the perceptive viewer as scatterbrained or irrelevant, unfold on closer inspection into a rich, lushly imagined fantasy world, and dialogue which at first sounds precious or forced becomes endlessly quotable. It's hard to be an Alan Rudolph "fan," as his work is decidedly uneven; but on this picture, which followed the critical and commercial success of "Choose Me," he is at the peak of his powers. And, <more>
if none of this convinces you, you should check this one out for the performances, not least among which is Divine's startling turn as coldblooded male gangster Hilly Blue worthy of awards, in a better world than this .
once upon a time...in the future (by raegan_butcher)
This is a great piece of atmospheric mid-budget film-making. Alan Rudolph and his production team successfully utilize the architecture of Seattle and its rain-slicked streets to bring to life the funky Neo-noir metropolis known as Rain City, inhabited by a set of off-beat characters, my favorite of which is a gangster played by the one and only DIVINE, in his only male-gendered role. He even gets to say the films best line: "Everyone wants to go to Heaven but no one wants to die!"This is a film that is just begging for a DVD release. As others have mentioned, the audience for this <more>
This film is perhaps the ONLY film to "document" what life was probably like for the vast majority of young people in working class America in the late seventies and early eighties, when a true sense of bizarreness reigned in big cities all across the country. This was the world that David Bowie, Kiss, disco and cocaine had made for everyone who had to "get out of the house at night". It was also a statement about how rough life was for anybody trying to make their way in the world during that period, where inflation was rampant and jobs were VERY difficult to come by.This <more>
situation leads one of the characters, Koop, played by Keith Carradine, to join forces with a paranoid but educated and shady black guy by the name of Solo in a diner owned by Genevieve Bujold's character, Wanda. Also frequenting the diner, which he also lives over, is ex-cop Hawk, newly released from prison, played by Kris Kristofferson. The two clash, as Koop descends into a life of crime with Solo, trying to feed his wife and baby while Hawk develops an eye for his young wife, played by Lori Singer.The mood of this movie has many parts: equal parts weird, compassionate, exposition, self-consciously fashionable, and stylish. It captures the zeitgeist of the period between 1975 and 1982 perfectly...the desperation of young people, especially POOR young people, to get a taste of the glitzy good life and to simply survive in a world that it is too easy to realize really IS cold and cruel! Alan Rudolph's art director should have won an Oscar for his work on this film, as it captures the presumed time it was set in perfectly. Rudolph himself deserves kudos too, for giving the world a chronicle of the weird world of new wave-disco era, big city America. Bujold, Carradine, Morton, Singer and even Kristofferson are good in it as well.This is the middle one of three great movies Rudolph produced in the mid-to-late eighties that he and his repertoire company, usually just Bujold and Carradine, can be justifiably proud. These are "Choose Me", "The Moderns" and this one. "The Moderns" must be seen to be believed. As good as the mood setting is in "TiM", "The Moderns" walks all over it.Enjoy.
neo noirish look of the rain drenched, neon light streets (by christopher-underwood)
Very fine moody film, made after, 'Choose Me' and good as that is I have always preferred this. In many ways until the end a fairly quite film with people drifting in and out of each others lives. Laid back they may be but there are great performances from Keith Carradine, Genevieve Bujold, Kris Kristofferson and even the lovely Lori Singer, who has probably never bettered this performance. Despite the strange neo noirish look of the rain drenched, neon light streets and signs of decay there are also hints at some future setting and the ambiguity coupled with Kristoffersen's <more>
model making constantly create a dreamlike quality to proceedings. The soundtrack is immaculate and the use of the crackling elder Marianne Faithful inspired. Divine is brilliant as the chief baddie and should the uncultured out there drop off for lack of constant action be assured you will awake at the end.
A really entertaining and fascinating one-of-a-kind oddity (by Woodyanders)
Life in the dangerous urban cesspool of Rain City: Tough and crusty ex-cop Hawk an excellent and engaging performance by Kris Kristofferson gets out of jail after serving time for murder, eager young father Coop a fine portrayal by Keith Carradine, who sports a wild punk hairdo neglects his sweet innocent wife Georgia luminously played with considerable doe-eyed charm by the gorgeous Lori Singer and falls in with a bad crowd, and ruthless mobster Hilly Blue deliciously essayed with slimy gusto by Divine, who comes across like an effeminate Sydney Greenstreet runs the local crime <more>
syndicate. Writer/director Alan Rudolph expertly crafts a beautifully bizarre, garish, and stylized reto 40's film noir alternate universe that's punctuated with witty dialogue, populated by colorful oddball characters, and further enlivened by nice moments of inspired quirky humor. Moreover, Rudolph offers a truly singular cinematic meditation on morals, corruption, thwarted desires, and possible redemption. The tip-top cast helps a whole lot, with especially praiseworthy work from Genevieve Bujold as wise and weary diner owner Wanda, Joe Morton as philosophical hoodlum Solo, George Kirby as the hard-nosed Lieutenant Gunther, John Considine as sleazy creep pedophile Nate Nathanson, and Dirk Blocker as brutish thug Rambo. Mark Isham's jazzy score and a couple of songs sung by Marianne Faithful greatly enhance the eccentric brooding atmosphere. Toyomichi Kurita's striking cinematography gives the picture a great gaudy'n'smoky look. Hovering precariously between affectionate homage and campy send-up, this exquisitely idiosyncratic treat qualifies as recommended viewing for fans of outré celluloid fare that doesn't fit into a simple easy category.
Admittedly this film was most perplexing, perhaps unsettling at my first few viewings of it and I did not begin to truly enjoy it until I just let it be itself. It has since won a permanent place of endearment in my top ten. Many of the strongly favorable reviews herein resonate with my own experience so no need to rehash these praxis22 fairly nails it . Even those critical seem ambivalent, haunted? A few have rightly made note of the brilliant, deeply evocative score by Mark Isham. Marianne Faithful's contributions are emblematic; in particular her gentle presentation of the <more>
Isham/Kristofferson collaboration El Gavilan – which, in the estimation of some, beautifully embodies the ultimate theme of this film: an elegy of regret inhered of loss, infused with hope. This work was re-released in a special edition DVD by Shout! Factory in its original 1:85 and is of excellent quality; it also includes a remarkably candid and affectionate retrospective featuring the surviving principal cast, crew and production staff. Sadly, the soundtrack has become nearly unobtainable – it also deserves to be rediscovered and recognized.