Blue in the Face
Comedy • R • 1995 • 1 hr 23 min
A series of vignettes that are almost entirely improvised. Often very funny and insightful. Filled with entertaining cameos.
That wholesome NYC Brooklyn vibe, the real thing back in the 90s and 80s is what I'm talkin about, yesss this film is unique and just perf
An odd & confused companion-piece to "Smoke". Not as charming or well- textured as it's predecessor.
Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.
Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and Madonna acts as a Singing Telegram.