Candy Mountain
Candy Mountain (1988)

After promising a rock star he would find a particular guitar-maker to procure his valuable products, a musician takes a road trip in search of the legend. On his way, he meets various people who have--at one time or another-- been involved… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 1988
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

In a way, this shaggy-dog hipster road film is Frank's ultimate work -- evoking the end of the road and even the end of Endsville-but he has persevered.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

You get sweeter on Candy with every passing mile.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Ambling along like a wry, laid-back "Heart of Darkness," this likable and touching film makes good use of Frank's remarkable photographic eye and Wurlitzer's witty, acerbic, and quasi-mystical handling of myth that has served him well in his novels.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Enjoyably weird quintessential road movie.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Watching Candy Mountain, we're lulled into a mood of uncertain but pleasurable anticipation.

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This road movie in the spirit of the Beats follows Julius (O'Connor), a struggling musician and James Dean wannabe, who sets out on a mission to track down legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
"Candy Mountain" is a shaggy-dog story about an underachieving hipster (Kevin J. O'Connor, sort of a John Mellencamp type) taking a road trip to… More