Hemorrhaging enthusiasm, ruthlessly violent, and light-headed with its own hard-core grunge worldview, LOVE AND A .45 unmistakably positions director Carty Talkington among the many pretenders to Tarantino's throne. Unfortunately, a zingy pop look and the fledgling star turns of its
bound-for-better cast are all but undone by the unrelenting condescension of the dialogue and the painful familiarity of the story line.
Watty Watts (Gil Bellows) and his trashy soulmate, Starlene (Renee Zellweger), live happily in their cozy little lovers' nest somewhere in the Texas outback. Watty takes his day job seriously, holding up 7-11s while dispensing ersatz career advice...