My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

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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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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0

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