Quick-Thoughts: Jim Jarmusch’s Permanent Vacation (1980)

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“You know, sometimes I think I should just live fast and die young. And you go in a three-piece white suit, like Charlie Parker.”

An icon complex helps, or more appropriately I should say, distracts slackers from their conditions in the lower class of New York City. Living in a stagnated romance, in a lingering war, in lingering secrets, in a despondent family, in forgotten suicide attempts, by reading the grim; nobody is alone in this but we always feel alone in it despite. Walk it off, dance it off, “drift” it off, slick your hair back, wear a suit, whatever you have to do to keep your composure, boy…

Umm… gotta love DIY vibe movies?

Verdict: B-

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“Permanent Vacation” is now available to stream on The Criterion Channel and HBO Max.

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