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My Own Private Idaho 15 rating

A narcoleptic hustler (River Phoenix) and his friend (Keanu Reeves) hit the road in this landmark of New Queer Cinema from Gus Van Sant.

Drama 1991 104 mins

Director: Gus Van Sant



Narcoleptic hustler Mike (Phoenix) and his friend Scott (Reeves), who’s secretly from a wealthy family, ditch the streets of Portland and hit the road, heading for Mike’s home town of Idaho. Focusing on characters living on the fringes of American society, and avant-garde in its style (partly inspired by William Burroughs’ cut-up technique), My Own Private Idaho is considered a landmark in New Queer Cinema.