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I'm really not sure what to make of this comedy. On one hand, it has some great dialogue moments ("[scared] Let's go do those crimes", "[stunned] Yeah... let's go get sushi, and not pay" -- the famous one about tense situations was ruined for me by excessive quoting). On the other hand, this movie is a rising crescendo of nonsensical surrealism with religious and sci-fi elements that never makes a coherent point or even attempts to justify its own existence. It sort of fingerpaints a satire of LA in the 80s, but it seems too lazy to actually target anything in particular, except to take some friendly jabs at punk rock culture. I suspect the movie is a continuous in-joke about stuff I'm missing. Score: 2 stars out of 4, although Your Mileage May Vary if you're in on the in-joke.