Last night I decided to watch Empire Records. I love this movie, it's so good and the cast is great! I realized it will be 20 years in September when it came out. Wow time flys by!!
It's crazy to think that this movie only made $303,841 in the box office and is considered a cult classic after 20 years, but the fans loved it! I would say because of the great cast they had! It's kind of like Breakfast Club but at a record store. You have the good girl, slutty girl, gothic girl, artist boy, a trouble maker, a rocker, a stoner, and a wannabe. These are characters who ordinary everyday people could connect with.
"Let me explain it to you. Mitchell's the man. I'm the idoit. You're the screw up and we're all losers. Welcome to Music Town." Joe
Let's start with Anthony LaPagila who plays Joe. Joe is a record store manager who has to put up with a lot shit from his employees. It's like he is their a dad and cares about each one of them. He wants to own Empire but has to figure out how to come up with $9,104 because of Lucas.
"Who Knows Where Thoughts Come From They Just Appear" Lucas
Rory Cochrane who plays Lucas was great!! Lucas finds out Empire is becoming a Music Town so he decides to take the money to the casino instead of putting in the safe. Of course Lucas loses the money. Rory's character has so many good lines in this film, I loved his character even though he was dumb losing the money.
"We mustn't dwell...no, not today. We can't. Not on Rex Manning day." Mark
Ethan Embry who plays Mark is my favorite character. He plays a stoner so good. I laughed everytime he was in a scene. He's that person where you would love to just chill, have a special brownie with, and talk music.
"Well Sinead O'Rebellion. Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior." Gina
Renee Zellweger who plays Gina is the slut in this movie. Gina is a big flirt and she likes sex. She hooks up with Rex Manning. She also loves music and wants to sing but is scared to sing in front of a crowd.
"What's with you? Yesterday you were normal and today your're like the Chinese guy from the Karate kid." AJ
Johnny Whitworth who play AJ was great. He also had some funny lines in this film. AJ loves art and he loves to draw. He is also in love with Corey but she don't know yet but she will at 1:37. AJ is the guy you could count on, and you could trust.
"I'm not like you, I don't need to do what you do with guys." Corey
Liv Tyler who plays Corey she's the good girl. She has good grades, going to college, is a virgin. You can tell her dad pushed her hard to get good grades so she could go to college. She also loves Rex Manning just like every other chick.
"I went to rock and roll heaven and I wasn't on the guest list" Debra
Robin Tunney who plays Debra is the goth. She doesn't feel she belongs in this world and tries to kill her self with a lady bic. Everyone who works with Deb cares about her.
"Old enough to kick your butt through your skull and splatter your brains on the wall." Warren
Brendon Sexton who plays warren he's the trouble maker who is trying to fit in. He wants to be a employee at Empire but doesn't do a good job showing them cause he steals some cds and also brings a gun but with some blanks. Warren also has a terrible taste in music.
Another thing I loved about this movie was the music. Gin blossoms, Dire Straits, Toad the Wet Sprocket, AC/DC and many more good bands. Really well done soundtrack that I love to listen too. If you haven't watched this movie you need too right now!! Go buy it or rent it, you won't regret it. After 20 years this movie is still great!!