June 28, 2010 at 2:46 am (6 Heads, Pick-Up) (, , , , , )

Pick-Up – 1975 – United States

Pick-Up isn’t about anything, pretending it’s about a lot. Two hippie hitchhiker girls ride with a handsome bus driver on a mysterious delivery. Detouring through the Everglades, the bus gets stuck and the three wander the swamp, hallucinating, having flashbacks, and (since this is an adult picture) balling. There isn’t much structure (aiding the dreamy atmosphere) and reality and fantasy blur as one girl encounters a sinister clown, a comedic politician, and a robed messenger of Apollo. Meanwhile, the other girl screws in a tree, a lake, and on a swing, before being raped and killed by hillbillies. Or maybe not, since the whole movie is revealed to be a prophetic vision in the end.

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