My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

Independent filmmaking legend Gus Van Sant's third film, and the one that launched him to acclaim, starring Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as two friends on a roadtrip from Idaho to Italy. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry plays.

International Critics' Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 1991; Volpi Cup Best Actor (Phoenix) winner at Venice Film Festival 1991
1991Rating: M104 minsUSA
DramaRomance
Director:
Gus Van Sant ('Good Will Hunting', 'Milk', 'Elephant', 'Finding Forrester')
Writer:
Gus Van Sant
Cast:
River PhoenixKeanu ReevesJames RussoWilliam RichertRodney HarveyChiara CaselliFleaUdo Kier

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My Own Private Idaho / Reviews

Variety

Variety

One of those ambitious, over-reaching disappointments that is more interesting than some more conservative successes.

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Total Film

Total Film

American indie god Gus Van Sant's most iconic moment was this giddily rich revisionist road movie-cum-western.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film's uniqueness lies in its remarkable emotional open-heartedness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The performances, especially by the two young stars, are as surprising as they are sure.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The achievement of this film is that is wants to evoke that state of drifting need, and it does.

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