I love this movie, from Matt Dillon’s blank, yet compelling, performance to all the Portland sights, (many of which have changed dramatically, or disappeared.) I love the bleakness of the story and how it still manages to be a lighthearted sad movie. It is not a glamorized portrayal of drug addition, and that is another thing I love about it.
Where watched: Laurelhurst Theater with S. North.
Watching this, I realized I knew nothing about Matt Dillon, the person. It seems odd, no? He’s been around for a while, yet I couldn’t tell you anything other than what he’s been in. Old school!
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1989/drugstore_cowboy_ver2.html (fold marks!)