Itching to be an existential thriller, BAJA sports a screenplay so self-important and characters so wafer-thin that it might better be described as "Sartre a la screen." Directed with irksome film school bravado, BAJA is covered with cinematic flashiness to distract attention from the fact
that its slavishly-delivered ironies have been explored with greater depth in other, better movies.
On a downward spiral since her mother's death under questionable circumstances, heiress Bebe Stone (Molly Ringwald) takes up with a small-time drug courier, Axel (Donal Logue). When Nelson (Nelson Lyon), another drug dealer, rips them off, Axel shoots Nelson's representative, an...