Mad Dogs and
Englishmen (1995), according to IMDB, is a Thriller / Drama /
Mystery / Romance. Scoop said it might be a satire. I couldn't
figure it out either. This UK-made film begins by introducing
dozens of characters, without explaining who they are and how
the relate to each other, the story, or anything else for that
is what I surmised:
Liz Hurley is
the daughter of an aristocrat whose mother died of an
overdose. She is following in Mums footsteps. An American
student (C. Thomas Howell), who earns cash as a messenger,
starts dating her, and encourages her to get off the drugs.
Meanwhile, a police official, who has looked the other way
with an upper class drug ring, decides to put them down when
he discovers that they have hooked his daughter, and are
screwing her as well.
The entire film is disjointed, there really isn't any
character development and Howell plays the only likable
character in the film. As far as the film's POV establishes,
the only problem with Hurley's addiction is that daddy and
boyfriend don't like it. Narrow minded twits! Otherwise - it's
just good clean fun. Add to all of this a really bad transfer
and you are well advised to avoid this film.