over 5 years
If you're not a fan of Oliver Stone movies, this film will not change your mind.
over 6 years
This is a good biopic. Val Kilmer nails it in his role as Jim Morrison.
This movie is a nostalgic favorite. I've watched it numerous times and still love it.
The Doors is a 1991 biopic about the 1960s-1970s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone, and stars Val Kilmer as Morrison, Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson (Morrison's companion), Kyle MacLachlan as Ray Manzarek, Frank Whaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Kathleen Quinlan as Patricia Kennealy.
The film portrays Morrison as the larger-than-life icon of 1960s rock and roll, counterculture, and the drug-using free love hippie lifestyle. But the depiction goes beyond the iconic: his alcoholism, interest in the spiritual plane and hallucinogenic drugs as entheogens, and, particularly, his growing obsession with death are threads which weave in and out of the film. The film's depiction of Morrison did not sit well with his close friends and family.
The film opens during the recording of Morrison's An American Prayer and quickly moves to a childhood memory of his family driving along a desert...