This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It’s not the kind of humor that makes guffaw with laughter. Instead it teases the brain. Witty, sharp performances by all the actors, with John Cusack and Tim Robbins as best friend misfits with a dream to make it big in the music industry by launching a satellite performance by the Swanky Modes, early rhythm and blues and soul duo.
There is plenty of Satire in this film. The degenerate politician who has the intelligence of a worm. The odd daughter who operates totally independently from her dad (aside from the money he provides) and who produces edgy modern art. This is one of those movies filled with memorable scenes. One of the early scenes where the two are employed by a security firm is finely scripted. As are their meanderings and adventures and mishaps as they pursue the American dream.
Prescient as well. MTV precursor.