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My Own Private Idaho

Synopsis

Gus Van Sant's dreamtime riff on Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts I and II" features [[Performer~P56631~River Phoenix~riverphoenix]] as Mike Waters, a narcoleptic male hustler who is first seen drifting on a stretch of highway in Idaho. Mike shifts from Seattle to Portland, where he has taken up with Scott Favor ([[Performer~P59355~Keanu Reeves~keanureeves]]), who is also a hustler. The difference between them is Mike's sleepy state betrays an uncertain future, while Scott is ready to inherit a fortune...more

Other Critics

4.0

77 out of 100 Metascore®

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16

Iffy for 16+

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