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KaliforniaTwo '90s Badlands types hitch a ride with a couple of too-hip art types (David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes) who are — wouldn't you know it —...KaliforniaDramaRTwo '90s Badlands types hitch a ride with a couple of too-hip art types (David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes) who are — wouldn't you know it —...1994-01-28David DuchovnyMichelle ForbesDavid Duchovny, Michelle Forbes
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Kalifornia

Genre: Drama; Starring: Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes; Director: Dominic Sena; Author: Tim Metcalfe; MPAA Rating: R

Two ’90s Badlands types hitch a ride with a couple of too-hip art types (David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes) who are — wouldn’t you know it — doing a book about murder in America. While often pretentious (Pitt’s killer character is named Early Grayce, hoo boy!) and philosophically dubious, Kalifornia is absorbingly stylish; you’ve never seen crumbling Americana framed in shots so beautifully. Director Dominic Sena served his apprenticeship making music videos, which might explain how he could imagine a nowheresville redneck bar that has avant-garde rockers Pere Ubu on the jukebox.