Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue ★★★★½

Dennis Hopper's fingerprints are all over this messy, scattershot and yet, wholly moving portrait of a young woman circling the drain of American suburbia. A testament to the pulling power of the punk ethos and its appeal in such environments.

Hopper's film is grubby and ugly, yet never for a moment feels forced and marries its style so eloquently with its subject that it's almost transcendent.