Mystery Train details
|Starring:||Youki Kudoh, Nicoletta Braschi, Masatoshi Nagase, Steve Buscemi, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinque Lee, Tom Waits, Sara Driver, Elizabeth Bracco, Rockets Redglare, Sy Richardson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tom Noonan, Joe Strummer|
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Apr 2003|
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Elvis told me to give you his combBy Clucky from Cardiff, Wales , 02 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Elvis provides the link for these three stories set in Memphis, Tennessee. The first focuses on two avid Elvis fans from Japan, the second on an Italian woman stuck in the town after her plane is forced to land and the third (featuring Buscemi) follows a group of locals who run into trouble with the law after a heavy night of drinking.
In my opinion it?s the first story that makes this film worth watching. The juxtaposition of the 'trendy' urban Japanese couple wandering through the dilapidated streets of downtown Memphis is strangely engaging and is made all the more interesting by the couple?s argumentative nature. It was a shame really that this aspect of the film wasn?t fleshed out further.
The other two stories are well acted but I found them to be little bland in comparison (espeically the 2nd story), although others may disagree with this. Nonetheless I found this to be an interesting little 'Indie' film and I?m sure it will satisfy the needs of those looking for something off the beaten track.
3 out of 5
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Don't botherBy a customer , 18 Apr 2013I was expecting a lot from this movie based on the excellent reviews. Normally one to 'stick it to the end', I just had to finish mid way through as the story is too slow and the acting didn't blow me away.
Next stop, Mystery!By Sideplates (72 reviews) from Dursley , 03 Jun 2012No matter how many times I see this film, it always brings a smile to my face. Three stories, with an Elvis thread running through them, unfold concerning characters who all end up staying in the same hotel. It is slow moving and laboured in places, but that's the point and part of its overall charm. Casting Screaming Jay Hawakins as the hotel owner was a stroke of genius, he doesn't say much but his reactions are superb!
pulp fiction its the same but not!!By charles66 (1 review) from Glasgow , 01 Oct 2011what a great movie,,,fantastic
the stories interwind pulp fiction style.you need to watch a few times to get all the little touches you will miss first viewing so get a few beers put movie in slot sit back and relax
A definiteBy a customer from Swansea , 15 Jan 2011Probably one of the best films I have ever scene, certainly up there in my top 10 favourite movies. I watched this 3 times in two days and each time got something new from it.
Three short stories, all linked by the same time frame and situation.
The first is by far the strongest, with some brilliant acting from the young Japanese couple - the dry humour of the boy is matched by the enthusiasm and amazing 'mime' abilities of the girl.
The other two stories, although not as funny or powerful as the first, link in nicely and more is revealed about incidents in the first as we go along.
Outstanding and hilarious perfomances too from Screaming Jay Hawkins as the hotel receptionist with his bell-boy sidekick. Also worthy of note are Joe Strummer as the englishman in Memphis and the voice of Tom Waits as the radio dj.
Brilliant!!By Ell1981 (169 reviews) from London , 23 Oct 2009Excellent film-the genius of jarmusch in full flow-witty, clever, beautiful.