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      Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

      1993, Fantasy, 1h 46m

      29 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      A beautiful young woman with unusually big thumbs, Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman) decides, fittingly enough, to become a hitchhiker. After finding work as a model for feminine products, Sissy goes to shoot an ad at the Rubber Rose, a ranch owned by the Countess (John Hurt), the company's flamboyant cross-dressing head. While at the ranch, Sissy meets numerous other eccentric characters, including an outgoing and rebellious cowgirl named Bonanza Jellybean (Rain Phoenix).

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Fantasy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Gus Van Sant

      • Producer: Laurie Parker

      • Writer: Gus Van Sant, Tom Robbins

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (DVD):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $1.7M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Fine Line Features, New Line Home Video [us], Laurenfilm S.A.

      • Production Co: New Line Cinema, Fourth Vision

      • Sound Mix: Dolby, Stereo

      Cast & Crew

      Uma Thurman
      John Hurt
      Rain Phoenix
      Lorraine Bracco
      Keanu Reeves
      Pat Morita
      Sean Young
      Crispin Glover
      Heather Graham
      Victoria Williams
      Grace Zabriskie
      Gus Van Sant
      Gus Van Sant
      Ben Mink
      John J. Campbell
      Eric Alan Edwards
      Curtiss Clayton
      Gus Van Sant
      Missy Stewart
      Dan Self
      Nina Bradford

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      • Sep 06, 2010

        I only watched this because Crispin is in it, and he had an okay part, but I didn't care for this movie at all. It tries too hard to be quirky and cool that it just misses the mark. I couldn't stand this movie, and I don't recommend it.

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      • Feb 08, 2009

        Gus van sant is probably the only director i know of who can make a film thats boring and interesting at the same time, in more than one case too... oh, yea and im most likely one out of like 5 people to give this more than a star!

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      • Jan 09, 2009

        This has to be one of the worst films ever written.....seriously!

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      • Jun 26, 2008

        Deep down, I wanted to like this movie, and I wanted it to be good. I wanted to like it in general, but also because this film has an infamous reputation for being terrible. I thought that it couldn't be that bad, and that it had to have at least one redeeming value or two. Well, it turns out that both I and the reputation are correct. This movie does suck..a lot. But it does have some interesting and quirky performances. However, all the absurdity in the world can't make up for the fact that this story and script are muddled, incoherent, and a rambling, random mess. I'm sure everyone had fun making this film, and I do appreciate nuttiness, but c'mon, what the hell even happens in this movie? I like the idea of a nice hippie with freaky oversized thumbs hitchhiking her way across the country. The idea of a bunch of raunchy cowgirls on a ranch is cool too. None of this comes together and really gels though. I like the cast. They are a large and diverse group of interesting characters. However, not all of the performances are all that great, and many of the characters are just goofy, shallow caricatures with little to no development. That said, they all try to put out a bit of effort at the very least. I do like John Hurt, though. In fact, he may be the highlight. He's a scream to watch run around in drag being flamboyant. This is probably one of his more brave, interesting, and eyebrow raising roles. I think a good way to describe this mostly, but not quite irredeemable failure is that it is kind of like a light and slightly sanitized version of a John Waters film...maybe. It's probably best as a campy cult classic midnight movie. I've never heard it get that status though. Everyone instead just seems to hate it. As camp, it is sometimes fun, but somehow this manages to be boring, even during some of the odder and more absurd moments. So yeah, this isn't a complete waste, but it is close.

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