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Less Than Zero

The book Less Than Zero was made into the movie Less Than Zero.

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Book details for Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero was written by Bret Easton Ellis. The book was published in 1985 by PICADOR (MACM). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Bret Easton Ellis also wrote Rules of Attraction (1988) and American Psycho (1991).

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Movie details for Less Than Zero

The movie was released in 1987 and directed by Marek Kanievska. Less Than Zero was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Tony Bill, Nicholas Pryor, Donna Mitchell, Michael Bowen, Sarah Buxton, Lisanne Falk, Michael Greene, Neith Hunter, Afton Smith, Brian Wimmer, Kelly Wolf, David Colby, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Brittain Frye and Jack Irons.

 

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Dreary, pointless late-'80s novel by literary poseur Bret Easton Ellis focused on listless, shiftless, drug-sniffing, sex-swapping, dead-end California teens with too much money and time on their hands. Which just about sums up this movie, though it's no... Read More
Dreary, pointless late-'80s novel by literary poseur Bret Easton Ellis focused on listless, shiftless, drug-sniffing, sex-swapping, dead-end California teens with too much money and time on their hands. Which just about sums up this movie, though it's not nearly as interesting as that. This is mostly due to the ridiculously cleaned-up script and lifeless direction, which whitewashes the baser depravity and replaces it with perversion-lite and fashion shows. It doesn't help that director Marek Kanievska is saddled with Brat Pack lesser (make that least) lights Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz. The only things that lift this film above the muck are the performances by James Spader as a particularly heinous drug dealer and Robert Downey Jr. as a rich-kid addict with no self-control. --Marshall Fine