Barfly (1987)

Barfly (1987)

The script for this movie was written by outrageous poet-author-alcoholic Charles Bukowski. But director Barbet Schroeder makes it into an oddly amusing story of a pugnacious drunk writer (Mickey Rourke) based on Bukowski himself. Rourke spends almost all of his time at the bar, struggling with sobriety (he's against it) and, occasionally, having fistfights with the bartender (Frank Stallone). He meets another souse, a formerly attractive woman (Faye Dunaway), and gets involved with her. This film is strangely entertaining, for all of its bottom-of-the-barrel humanity in our beautiful Los Angeles, And Mickey Rourke is always an amazing actor....