Powder

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When his guardian grandparent cops it, 'Powder' (Flanery), a traumatised, telepathic teenage albino, is dragged from his cellar into the unknown world of rural Texas. His frightened-rabbit appearance is only intensified by the hostile reception he encounters. Still, some folk are kindlier: Jessie (Steenburgen), for instance, principal of the kids' home he is taken to, or Sheriff Barnum (Henriksen), converted to the cause after Powder provides a medium to his comatose mother's final wishes. Then there's Goldblum's chipper science teacher, sufficiently intrigued to make reference to Einstein's forecast of a more evolved, more enlightened future humankind. It's astonishing how far writer/director Salva's film takes its ideas of innocence, beauty and goodness versus all that is false and ugly: thoroughly OTT and yet apparently straight-faced, with nary a wink of self-recognition. Impassioned nonsense, really, but something to behold.
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UK release:

1995

Duration:

112 mins

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Sarah

One of the best films ever. So pleased I could get a copy on DVD 12 years after seeing it for the first time and being stunned. I wasn't keen on the ending, it was very sad.

Sarah

One of the best films ever. So pleased I could get a copy on DVD 12 years after seeing it for the first time and being stunned. I wasn't keen on the ending, it was very sad.

Mr.Chase

I hated the ending althought the basic plot of the movie was farely good. Matter of fact, it was really a good movie. The ending should have been more thorugh...i dont think it should of ended like that let alone have the poor boy dead...dont you agree?

Mr.Chase

I hated the ending althought the basic plot of the movie was farely good. Matter of fact, it was really a good movie. The ending should have been more thorugh...i dont think it should of ended like that let alone have the poor boy dead...dont you agree?