I’m about a third of the way through Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and I’m starting to realize why Tom Robbins was recommended to me as an author to check out several years ago; thoroughly entertaining and completely up my alley. Aside from the convenience of having the book available for free on my bookshelf (ah the joys of living with a bookstore employee), one of the things that drew me to reading it was my remembrance of the 1993 movie starring Uma Thurman.
I haven’t ever seen it but needless to say I’m anxious to jump to it following finishing the book. What’s not to like? Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman in their 90’s prime, John Hurt, it even has Roseanne (Arnold at the time) — and it’s directed by Gus Van Sant! This movie just seems too good to pass up. Poking around, however, all that I’ve been able to find were scathing reviews and this is coming from someone who reads ALOT of reviews. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something so terribly panned.
Check out the reviews on imdb. Ebert has nothing nice to say either. It has a 24 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — even Plan 9 has a 62 percent rating!