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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert.Written by
Gregory Paris <email@example.com>
An "OK" movie. It's watchable, especially young people seem to like it. But see "Tex", with Matt Dillon, instead. That was a movie that actually captured bored youth at their best and worst. The ending of "Desert Blue"gives me the impression that they didn't know how to end the film! Too bad... And Christina Ricci's character was overplayed. Sorry, not believeable to me, but teens like her "antics", and why not. But when you get older, you'll know what bad acting (or scripting) really is when you see it.
Also, am I crazy, or are the first 2 "anonymous" reviews from march 1999 too good to be true? In other words, "nice try, whoever-you-are-that-is-connected-with-the-making-of-this-film-and-want-to-p romote-it!"...
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