Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on the 1976 Tom Robbins novel of the same name. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant, Jr. and starred Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson, Keanu Reeves, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix, and Grace Zabriskie. Tom Robbins himself was the narrator. The soundtrack was sung entirely by k.d. lang. The film was dedicated to the late River Phoenix.
The film was a critical and commercial failure. After its world premiere in September 1993 at the Toronto Film Festival, the film was set to open, but due to the incredibly negative response, the film was delayed for more editing. The United States wide release was May 20, 1994. It was given two Razzie Award nominations: Worst Actress (Uma Thurman) and Worst Supporting Actress (Sean Young). This movie holds a 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film's credits refer to Gus Van Sant as Gus Van Sant, Jr.
The story of Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman), a woman born...