Writer John August and director Doug Liman show the events of one long night three times, from the viewpoint of four different characters: a supermarket clerk (Sarah Polley), one of her co-workers (Desmond Askew) and two handsome actors (Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf). The triple-barreled story is reminiscent of Pulp Fiction
, and of all the Tarantino-influenced films of the last five years, this is one of the few that really delivers the goods. One one level, it’s a grungy wallow in sex, drugs, violence and rock ‘n’ roll, but it clatters along like a popcorn popper, and Liman’s giddy, light-headed pace gives it an aura almost of innocence. The film is like American Graffiti
strung out on reds.