The Salton Sea

2002, Movie, R, 100 mins

The Salton Sea
A room full of burning money, a man blowing mournfully on a trumpet, a portentous voice musing about guilt and identity. The good news is that this flashy noir pastiche, which is so buzzed on its own hopped-up style that no one seems to have realized it's not half as clever or deep as it thinks, is still far more entertaining than its lugubrious opening would suggest: It's a manic trip down Hell's midway that's so sleazy you could pick up a contact high. Though the Salton Sea, a terminal saline lake near the California-Mexico border, is featured in one scene, it's primarily a metaphor for the poisonous world of addiction. L.A. jazzman Danny Parker (Val Kilmer) is str...
Released: 2002 Rated: R Length: 100 mins

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