MOVIE REVIEW: Boulevard 1994
Pretty young Jennefer (Kari Wurher) is on the run from her abusive husband J-Rod (Joel Bissonnette). With nowhere to turn, she resorts to sleeping on the cold streets of downtown Toronto. Jennefer is approached by a prostitute named Ola (Rae Dawn Chong) who lets her stay at her home for the evening. The two ladies become fast friends and both discuss the reasons that led to their current situations. Jennefer questions Ola about the life of a prostitute and Ola sternly warns her against the lifestyle, but Jennefer desperately needs money to get a place of her own to regain custody of her daughter. While hanging out with Ola in the red light district, they run into brutal pimp Hassan (Lou Diamond Philips). Hassan approaches Jennefer but she is shielded by Ola and warns him to stay away from her. In the meantime, her psycho husband J-Rod is in hot pursuit and determined to find her. While searching for Ola one evening, Jennefer runs into Hassan and is tricked into going home with him. Once Ola finds out about the tryst, she gets really angry and storms out of the house. Lo and behold, after much strong-arming and threatening, J-Rod has found out Jennefer’s whereabouts. Now a streetwalker herself, she must protect herself from sadistic pimp Hassan and her abusive husband J-Rod. No more spoilers from y’all!
This movie is about as craptastic as you can get…and I LOVED every minute of it! In one film you have tranny and female prostitutes, a psycho husband, crackheads, hot girl-on-girl action, and an over the top pimp ….this had me hooked at “Hello”. Rae Dawn Chong is seriously slept on as an actress, poor thing is relegated to doing shitty films that come on during the twilight hours. I loved the gritty scenes of downtown Toronto and the pimp’s uber-fabulous apartment. Lou Diamond Phillips really went overboard in his role of the pimp, he was so ridiculous it was a riot. His goatee, backwards cap, and silver cane made me howl with laughter. I’m sure this film was not made to score any awards..it was made to simply entertain and that’s exactly what it did. Contains nudity, violence, and strong language.
VERDICT: 3 Soul Claps
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