"It will twist your mind with magnificent patterns of words."
Take some Ginkgo for sharp thinking and hurry out to HurlyBurly . . .This movie is genious. The dialogue is a continuous, melodic flow of intellectual self-exploration. It was originally written for stage and I cannot imagine the power it might have had with live actors. However, the filmmaker has certainly used the space inside the screen to his advantage . . . Paths cross, water flows, TVs flash images of destruction . . . The pace is fast and it isn't an action movie. It's a pounding flow of thought leading in and out of confusion and revelation. There are many quotable moments including an exchange between Spacey's character and Penn's character about the difference between "flip" and "sarcasm." There's everything an LA movie requires (cocaine, "tits and ass") and that one ingredient it wants -- brilliance.There is nothing 'EH' about this movie. Your brain will still be stinging with activity long after you leave the theater.