Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas * Terry Gilliam (1998)

I am trying to catch up with some classics that I missed or forgot that I saw. This Gilliam sure deserves a place in that line. The title of this film sounds so familiar that I always thought that it was a very famous or popular film, but now that I saw it, I can hardly imagine that. Johhny Depp is brilliant as Raoul Duke who is on heavy drugs the entire film. Being his own voice-over the film contains brilliant dialogues and monologues of a drug-infused mind. A few hallucinations, but mostly the socially disturbed couple (Depp and his lawyer) travelling to Las Vegas as (bogus) journalists booking expensive hotelrooms and wrecking them in their frenzy. Completely hilarious!

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