|Grand Theft Parsons (DVD, 2004) (DVD, 2004)|
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|Leading Role:||Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Robert Forster, Michael Shannon|
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WHEN LEGENDARYSINGER GRAM PARSONS DIES,KAUFMAN STEALS THE BODY TO KEEP HIS PROMISE TO MAKE JOSHUA TREE GRAM'S FINAL RESTING PLACE.CHASED BY THE COPS,GRAM'S FATHER AND GRAM'S PSYCHO EX-GIRLFRIEND,BETTY, KAUFMAN EMBARKS ON A DARKLY COMIC ADVENTURE DEEP INTO THE DESERT.BASED ON A TRUE STORY,THIS RECKLESS ROAD MOVIE EXCEEDS THE LIMITS.
I grew up listening to Gram Parsons (Flying Burrito Brothers) music. When I was channel surfing I saw the end of "Grand Theft Parsons". I immediately went to eBay to purchase the DVD for my own collection. I have watched the movie several times since my purchase. It has taken me back to some of the best times in my life.
Tragic but true story of the death of Country/Rock star Gram Parsons. His talent was much larger than he was when he died. It took some time for the rest of the world truly recognized his accomplishments. Unfortunately he died too young, from drugs and alcohol.
His manager and best friend Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville), made a promise to Gram that if he died he would not let them stick him in a grave in New Orleans, but that he would take his body out to Joshua Tree, Ca. Here, he would "set him free" by burning him and spreading his ashes to the wind. This is the story of what happened. Being chased by Gram's ex-girlfriend who needs the body to obtain a death certificate so that she can clean out his bank account, Gram's father, and the police. Kaufman is just trying to get his friend Gram to Joshua Tree to set him free.
I wanted this movie as it's a true story about Gram Parsons who was a country-rock music legend. It had some silly parts, almost unbelievable, but did tell the story I know to be true. Gram Parsons was a musician who played/sang with an old friend of mine. Would love to have had more of Gram's singing in the movie. Maybe someone else could make a movie sometime about his life. This one was just about his death.
I enjoyed this movie because, an excellent cast, good story line and independent-type productions like this one tend to portray real human emotions and actual life experiences. Big studio pix like Avatar and Harry Potter are nothing more than money hogs which have absolutely no redeeming value, social or otherwise. This movie actually depicted important human qualities like friendship and loyalty. I recommend this picture to anyone who is still alive from the neck up.