MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

Mike (River Phoenix) and Scott (Keanu Reeves) live the rough life of street hustlers in Portland. Scott stands to inherit a fortune, while Mike is struggling with narcolepsy, his burgeoning love for Scott and the need to find his mother. A story of divergent paths and emotions, abandonment and the need to connect to one person in this world, Van Sant gives an empathetic vision of a hard life filled with sensitive souls. Phoenix’s nuanced performance received rave reviews and pegged him as the young actor to watch ahead of his death just a few years later.

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

  • Director: GUS VAN SANT
  • Year: 1991
  • Run Time: 102 mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: M