TRUE ROMANCE is about as good as contemporary Hollywood movies get. It boasts an engaging pair of leads (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette); a snappy plot; dialogue that bristles with great one-liners; a gallery of accurately, hilariously observed minor characters; and a happy
ending complete with a slew of corpses. What more could you ask?
The story begins in Detroit, where Alabama Whitman (Arquette), a call-girl with three days' experience, bumps into--or, more exactly, tips a carton of popcorn over--lowly store clerk Clarence Worley (Slater) during a kung fu triple bill at Clarence's local theater. Within a matter of hours,
Alabama has renounced her na...