Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke
Vincent Gallo (Director), Vincent Gallo (Screenplay), Alison Bagnall (Screenplay)
Released: Jan. 21st, 1998
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
I knew that Vincent Gallo is a controversial figure, but wasn't fully sure why, and chose not to research this until after I had viewed the film, so that I could judge the film on it's own merits.
Vincent Gallo's performance didn't come off as sympathetic but still good from an objective standpoint, besides I don't think they were going for a particularly connective characterisation as the film's tone is clearly downbeat.