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Naked Lunch


Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands View All


David Cronenberg (Director), David Cronenberg (Writer) View All

Released: Dec. 27th, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.
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Citizen Rules
But thanks to an overly wacky script written by David Cronenberg, we get a story that waste the talents of Peter Weller by going way over the top to zaniness.
Peter Weller's performance is the funniest thing about the film.
Naked Lunch is exactly what you would expect from the weird mind of Cronenberg who brought us such films like Videodrome and The Fly.