It's the 20th anniversary of one of my favorite movies of all time today! Doug Liman's Go came out on April 9th 1999 -- aka the greatest year of movies in our lives; have you voted in the poll yet? Go often gets lumped in with the Pulp Fiction rip-offs that swamped the cinemas of the late 1990s but timeline jumps and multi-POVs aside it's so much more than that, or it's at least the very best of that. To be honest I like it more than Pulp Fiction and you can stick that in your day-glo alien sippy-cup and smoke it.
Anyway I was in college when it came out and I was doing a shit-ton of drugs at the time (hey kids don't do drugs or whatever) and this movie is my American Graffiti -- my Diner, my Grease. It captured one of the happiest times of my life and turned it into a big fun blast of cinema with a huge cast of characters played by a huge cast of up and coming or perfectly of their moment actors. Sarah Polley, Timothy Olyphant, Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, William Fichtner, Nathan Bexton, Scott Wolf, Jane Krakowski, Taye Diggs, Breckin Mayer, James Duval, Melissa motherfuckin' McCarthy! I mean!
Oh and it's got a soundtrack for the ages...
... I honestly get a little bit of a high just hearing that song. If you guys knew how much ecstasy I took while listening to the Go soundtrack in 1999-2000 you would weep for my brain cells, but I wouldn't trade them back for those memories I barely retain anymore thanks to all the drugs for the world.
Anyway a happy 20 to a still great film,
and in its honor, a list!
My 5 Favorite Line Readings in Go
"How would you fuck me?"
"Look how far it got you."
"Gay men are so hot. It's tragic."
"So Zach. Would you say
you're open to new things?"
"There was this one time, you missed each other
by like three minutes. It was SO exciting!"
How much do you love Go?