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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

  • Film

Time Out says

This adaptation of Tom Robbins' cult novel finally emerges as an embarrassing miscalculation. Thurman is Sissy Hankshaw, a model by profession and hitch-hiker by vocation. On a photo-shoot at a Dakota beauty ranch, Sissy is caught in the middle of a cowgirl sexual revolution against the feminine hygiene regimen of the Countess (Hurt). The film is a sour comedy and a curiously inert road movie. Mostly, though, it's a wacky allegory of the kind in vogue in the '70s, which is roughly when this sort of material might have had some sort of relevance. It's actually more like a time capsule: anyone nostalgic for woolly women's lib metaphors, feckless counter-culturalism, hippy-dippy rhetoric and bird symbolism, this is the trip you've been waiting for.
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Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Gus Van Sant
  • Screenwriter:Gus Van Sant
  • Cast:
    • Uma Thurman
    • John Hurt
    • Rain Phoenix
    • Keanu Reeves
    • Lorraine Bracco
    • Angie Dickinson
    • Carol Kane
    • Roseanne Arnold
    • Ken Kesey
    • Buck Henry
    • William Burroughs
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