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The American Dreamer (1971)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 1971 (USA)
A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film The Last Movie (1971).

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A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film The Last Movie (1971).

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Turgid Self Obsession
31 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is worth seeing only if you have a hankering to watch Dennis Hopper wander around smoking joints and or hand rolled cigarettes and spewing retarded hippie philosophy for two hours. This film is horrible. The only interesting and or funny parts are definitely unintentional. Hopper's rambling, near incoherent and clichéd dissertations on life, God, the mind, sexuality and more are extremely nonsensical and make him sound half mad or whole stupid most of the time. Hopper is trying way too hard to create an outlaw mythos for himself and it shows. On top of the false machismo, his attitude reeks of ego mania, or just plain mania. Definitely worth seeing for Hopper fans so they can see what a dirt-bag he was back then. Hopper has stated numerous times that he is very embarrassed about his shenanigans in the 70s, and I'm embarrassed for him. 1/10.


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