Drug Induced Delirium
There's a fine line between genius and insanity, and Gilliam straddles that line with impunity. All his work is marked with flashes of both and show him as one of the most creative directors working today.
Depp produces a flawless performance based on Hunter S. Thomson, the infamous gonzo journalist. Depp spent time with Thomson, observing his mannerisms and reproduced them for the screen. Del Toro plays his psychotic and psychopathic lawyer, Dr Gonzo.
The movie has a feel that it's fueled by an excess of drugs and alcohol. Appropriate.
Name: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro.