almost 3 years
Entertaining plot and visuals, gets a bit slow toward the end.
over 3 years
confusing, uncomfortable, and bizarre. But, super fun to watch.
over 4 years
Too much going on to fit within a blurb. What's clear, however, is that it's amazing.
over 4 years
More about Burroughs himself than the book. Interesting noirish style.
over 7 years
Don't watch this straight.
Naked Lunch is the 1991 Canadian/British/Japanese film adaptation, directed by David Cronenberg, of William S. Burroughs' novel of the same name. Featuring Peter Weller, Ian Holm, Judy Davis, and Roy Scheider, the film is a co-production by film companies of Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
William Lee (Peter Weller) is an exterminator who finds that his wife Joan is stealing his insecticide for recreational purposes. When Lee is arrested by the police, he believes he is hallucinating because of bug powder exposure. He believes he is a secret agent whose controller (a giant bug) assigns him the mission of killing his wife Joan (Judy Davis), who is an agent of an organization called Interzone Incorporated. Dismissing the bug and its instructions, Lee returns home to find Joan sleeping with Hank (Nicholas Campbell), one of his writer friends. Shortly afterwards, he shoots her while performing a William Tell routine.
Having inadvertently accomplished his "mission," Lee flees to...