Less Than Zero

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"It only looks like the good life."
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.4  (21,885)
  • 48

Less Than Zero is a 1987 film directed by Marek Kanievska and starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, and Robert Downey Jr. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis and tells the story of a group of wealthy and privileged teenagers living in Los Angeles in the 1980s. The film focuses on Clay (McCarthy), a college student who returns home to Los Angeles for Christmas break. He reconnects with his best friend Julian (Downey Jr.), who has become heavily involved in drug addiction and prostitution after getting caught up in the seedy underworld of the city. Clay also reconnects with his ex-girlfriend Blair (Gertz), who is now involved in a relationship with Julian.

As Clay tries to help Julian with his addiction, he becomes increasingly disillusioned with the shallow and materialistic lifestyle of his friends and family. He finds himself questioning his own values and priorities, and realizing that he may be just as lost as the people he's trying to save.

The film is a bleak portrait of the excesses and moral bankruptcy of 1980s Los Angeles, and the wealthy elite who are more concerned with status and material possessions than anything else. The performances by McCarthy, Gertz, and Downey Jr. are all strong, and the film effectively conveys the sense of alienation and despair that its characters are feeling.

Less Than Zero is a powerful and disturbing film that offers a searing critique of the excesses and moral emptiness of 1980s America. It's a haunting and unforgettable portrait of a world in which human beings are reduced to mere commodities, and the quest for money and status is all-consuming. It's a film that will stick with you long after the credits roll, and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the darker side of American culture.

Less Than Zero is a 1987 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 48.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    6.4  (21,885)
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