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Go (1999) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Katie Holmes

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A bunch of young L.A. kids run into trouble when they try to outsmart a drug dealer. Ronna is a cashier at a grocery store and to avoid being evicted, she sells drugs to cover her rent money. She is approached by Adam and Zack, two actors wanting to score Ecstasy, but what she doesn't know is they were put up to it by a cop Burke who's on a drug bust. The usual drug dealer, Simon is away in Vegas, so Ronna tells them that she'll try to get the drugs and meet them later. She and her friends Claire and Mannie go to the drug boss Todd and get the drugs, however she still doesn't have the money, so she leaves Claire with Tom as collateral. The teens meet up with the actors at a rave, but when Ronna detects that she might get caught, she flushes the drugs down in the toilet. She then replaces the pills with a placebo and sells them. She goes back to Todd's to give the money and to collect Claire, but Todd finds out that the pills were replaced and is pissed. He chases Ronna and Mannie back at the rave, and Ronna gets hit by a car and falls into a ditch. Meanwhile in Vegas, Simon is out with his three guy friends. While the two are left at the hotel, he and his friend Marcus end up getting a Ferrari at a valet and party it up at a strip club. They get into trouble with the bouncers, and shoots one of them, grazing his arm. They rush back to L.A. out of fear. Back in L.A., we see what happened earlier to Adam and Zack. After they visit Ronna at the store, they go back to Burke's house and have dinner with his wife. Both are propositioned by the couple sexually, but things don't progress. They then go to the rave, and eventually hit Ronna with their car. They later move her to the lot to be assisted by other people. Somewhere in L.A., Claire ends up making out with Todd, and the bouncers from Vegas barge into his place looking for Simon, who apparently used Todd's credit card at the strip club. Trouble breaks out, Simon, also arrives at the apartment, and they all agree to just call it even if the bouncers shoot Simon in the arm as well. The teens regroup and talk about their crazy night.
Best part of story, including ending: Since it's all set within the time frame of one night, and is told from different perspectives, so many things are going on, adding to the thrill.

Best scene in story: I like the dinner scene at Burke's. When you learn that he's an obsessed home goods dealer.

Opinion about the main character: Ronna wanted to fix her problem and did so by outsmarting her buyers. It would've been smooth sailing for her if not for Todd finding out.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar





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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   drugs Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   Las Vegas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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