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Pecker [DVD] [Special Edition]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The winning 10th feature from John Waters straddles a fine line between the eager vulgarity of his earlier works and the sloppy sweetness of HAIRSPRAY and CRY-BABY. Set, as usual, in Baltimore, the film stars Edward Furlong as Pecker, a sweet-natured young fellow who happily passes the days photographing his surroundings with a cheap secondhand camera. Egging him on are his Virgin Mary-obsessed grandmother (Jean Schertler), his sugar-addicted younger sister (Lauren Hulsey), his kleptomaniac best friend (Brendan Sexton III), and his girlfriend (Christina Ricci), who runs a Laundromat with an iron fist. When Pecker's works are "discovered" by a slumming NYC art dealer (Lili Taylor), his simple life is turned upside down, and he quickly realizes that he was happier as an unknown.

    A valentine to--and satire of--the art world, PECKER makes strangely poignant statements about the nature of art and the value of fame. As someone with a foot in both the New York art scene and the earthiness of Baltimore, the title character obviously has more than a touch of the director in him. As with all other Waters films, those who are familiar with Baltimore culture will be even more richly rewarded.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): N4731

  • Credits
    Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Martha Plimpton, Brendan Sexton, Mary Kay Place, Lauren Hulsey, Mink Stole, Patricia Campbell Hearst, Patty Hearst, Mark Joy, Jean Schertler
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The characters are vivid, and you'll be pleased to know that Waters hasn't lost his taste for outrageous sexual humor..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...PECKER remains a refreshing reminder of Waters' spunky talents, and offers continued proof that there really is a very thin line between treasure and trash..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Beguiling fun..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A broad yet loving satire....Turns your home into a kitschy wingding..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Ebulliently trashy fun..."
    New York Times

    "...A wickedly funny sensibility....PECKER is a fun flick..."
    Box Office

    "...The proceedings are surprisingly sweet and cheerful..."
    Los Angeles Times

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