"Trouble in Mind" is one of those movies that only reveals its greatness about the third time you see it; a wealth of details which, on first viewing, strike the perceptive viewer as scatterbrained or irrelevant, unfold on closer inspection into a rich, lushly imagined fantasy world, and dialogue which at first sounds precious or forced becomes endlessly quotable. It's hard to be an Alan Rudolph "fan," as his work is decidedly uneven; but on this picture, which followed the critical and commercial success of "Choose Me," he is at the peak of his powers. And, if none of this convinces you, you should check this one out for the performances, not least among which is Divine's startling turn as coldblooded (male) gangster Hilly Blue (worthy of awards, in a better world than this).
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Trouble in Mind (1985)
Trouble in Mind is a movie starring Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, and Lori Singer. The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.
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In the metropolis of Rain City which is run under a military state, Wanda's Café is the meeting point for several individuals, who, in the words of Lt. Gunther of the police department, are converging on "the shit (they're) wallowing in". Former Rain City police officer John Hawkins - Hawk to his friends - has just been released from prison where he served eight years for murder, a crime to which he readily admits. He killed Fat Adolph, a mobster, in an effort to clean up the streets and protect the ones he loved. He has returned to Wanda's - Wanda who was his former lover - to restart his life. Straightforward Wanda still loves Hawk, but is not in love with him, and as such offers him a place to stay with no strings. Wanda has just hired largely innocent Georgia to work in the café. Penniless Georgia and her husband Coop have just arrived in Rain City with their infant son Spike in the run-down camper in which they live. They believed moving to the city - their first time ever in ...
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Alan Rudolph's best film holds up admirably.Reviewed byroganmarshallVote: 7/10
The forecast is overcast. Director Alan Rudolph sets the tone early on and TROUBLE IN MIND never once strikes a sour note. The cinematography is superb: the camera never stops moving, drifting slowly toward or pulling slowly away from the ex-con, Kristofferson, the country bumpkin-cum-Big City thug, Carradine, his mentor, Morton, the naive engenue, Singer, the survivor, Bujold, or the king of queens, Divine. The story unfolds gradually, logically. The music is appropriately moody. THIS is the way to tell a story. Anyone seriously interested in writing or directing needs to add this one to their list of must-see movies. To miss it would be to miss out.
Admittedly this film was most perplexing, perhaps unsettling at my first few viewings of it and I did not begin to truly enjoy it until I just let it be itself. It has since won a permanent place of endearment in my top ten. Many of the strongly favorable reviews herein resonate with my own experience so no need to rehash these (praxis22 fairly nails it). Even those critical seem ambivalent, haunted? A few have rightly made note of the brilliant, deeply evocative score by Mark Isham. Marianne Faithful's contributions are emblematic; in particular her gentle presentation of the Isham/Kristofferson collaboration El Gavilan – which, in the estimation of some, beautifully embodies the ultimate theme of this film: an elegy of regret inhered of loss, infused with hope. This work was re-released in a special edition DVD by Shout! Factory in its original 1:85 and is of excellent quality; it also includes a remarkably candid and affectionate retrospective featuring the surviving principal cast, crew and production staff. Sadly, the soundtrack has become nearly unobtainable – it also deserves to be rediscovered and recognized.