INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Add To My Top 10

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Release Date: November 11, 1994

Starring: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, & Christian Slater

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 117 minutes

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Director: Neil Jordan

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Producer: David Geffen & Stephen Woolley

Writer: Ann Rice BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Ann Rice

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Content:

(NA, AB, LL, S, Ho, VVV, NNN, A, NA, M) Pagan, evil & blasphemous worldview in which God is mocked & human life is denigrated -- human beings are portrayed as weak, ignorant & easy prey, suitable only for vampire consumption while vampires are said to be "makers" & "givers" of life; 12 obscenities & 3 profanities (1 exclamatory); prostitution implied & homosexual immorality implied but not depicted -- male vampires speak of "wanting" each other, but no activity depicted; numerous vicious & bloody murders, gory displays of vampires drinking human blood, disgusting displays of decaying human flesh, human female is sacrificed & consumed by group of vampires, vampires kill small animals (rats, birds, poodles) & drink their blood, group of vampires burned alive, & houses burned to ground; full female nudity; brief alcohol abuse; brief display of voodoo; and, revenge.

Summary:

A young, 18th-century New Orleans landowner, despondent over the death of his wife and infant child, recklessly seeks his own demise until he meets death itself ... a blood-consuming vampire named Lestat who promises him immortality in the film version of the Ann Rice novel, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. Tom Cruise, in an amateurish performance, stars with Brad Pitt in this dreadful movie that glamorizes violence and gore.

Review:

In the film version of the Ann Rice novel, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, a young, 18th-century New Orleans landowner, despondent over the death of his wife and child, recklessly seeks his own demise until he meets death itself ... a blood-consuming vampire named Lestat who promises him immortality. Brad Pitt stars as Louis, an empty young man with nothing to live for except the end of his life -- the perfect prey for the vicious Lestat who kills indiscriminately and often simply for the pleasure of it. Louis chooses to join Lestat in vampire immortality, a choice that he will regret for all eternity as he wanders aimlessly, empty and alone.

Violence and gore are glamorized rather than shown as the evil elements they truly are. No characters, except Louis, show any regret for their evil deeds. God is mocked ("God kills indiscriminately and so shall we," Lestat tells Louis; "I know nothing of God," says another vampire, "and in two thousand years, I have found no secret that will damn or save my soul."), and heaven is treated a joke. Along with an amateurish performance by Cruise, an offensive disregard for human life, and the overabundance of violence, blood and gore, there are also several blatant inconsistencies in the movie. Come on guys, how does one really kill a vampire? Simple, just send him to this dreadful movie.

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