LESS THAN ZERO

LESS THAN ZERO

You can never go home again, learns Clay (Andrew McCarthy) when he returns to LA for Christmas and finds his girlfriend Blair (Jami Gertz) and best friend Julian (Robert Downey Jr.) have become a drug-addicted couple that is heavily indebted to dealer Rip (James Spader). Controversially sanitising Ellis’ bleak debut novel, with unsympathetic producers inserting Hollywood moralism at every turn, the film was eschewed by the author for two decades before he eventually subsumed the story of its making into the fictional world of his 2010 sequel Imperial Bedrooms.

LESS THAN ZERO

  • Director: MAREK KANIEVSKA
  • Year: 1987
  • Run Time: 98 mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: R