Directed by: Vincent Gallo
Starring: Vincent Gallo (Bud), Chloe Sevigny (Daisy), Cheryl Tiegs (Lilly), Anna Vareschi (Violet), Elizabeth Blake (Rose)
Country: United States
Genres: Misery-Depressing, Unsimulated Sex, Drugs
Plot – Spoilers:
The Brown Bunny is one slow moving movie and is best left for when you are in the mood for a lengthy depressing indulgence.
Bud is a motosport racer who’s just finished a race and on his way to California for the next one in his truck. He first encounters a young girl at a gas station and quietly pleads with her to leave the store and come away with him. She agrees and he parks outside her uncle’s place so she can pack her stuff. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, he drives off without her. This forms the pattern of his trip of California – interacting with women and suddenly dropping them.
There is a woman called Daisy who keeps coming up and at one point you wonder if this character even exists/existed. Bud seems intensely depressed and it’s a miracle he’s even able to compete professionally. Eventually a pattern to the women he interacts with emerges. They all have names of flowers – Violet, Lilly, Rose and Daisy.
His interactions with the various women feels a bit eerie even though he comes across mild-mannered without a threat of violence. There is a point though to all of this eventually and the entry of Chloe Sevigny does dramatically answer all our questions.
There are long stretches of him driving around or sipping coffee in silence which can get boring if you’re not in that sort of frame of mind. Luckily though, there’s some great background music to fill most of those empty spaces in the movie and his life. John Frusciante’s music is part of the soundtrack although it doesn’t appear in the movie. Apparently was used instead as “inspiration” while the movie was being made.
1. The interaction with the hooker Rose. Not sure what about it, but Rose was charming.
2. The blowjob scene:
Chloe Sevigny wrapping her pretty mouth on a thick cock is good enough reason.
This scene was controversial at the time and got Chloe fired by her agency. Whether Mr Gallo actually came in her mouth or not, remains a mystery though.