Where the Day Takes You (1992)
With an ensemble cast which read like a who's who in young, up-and-coming generation X actors and an appealing storyline in which writer/director Marc Rocco tried to get the lowdown on lowdown living among not so aspiring youths in Hollywood, Where the Day Takes You would appear to have everything going for it. And disregarding the fact that the entire plot is revealed in the title, the film has got its fair share of fine moments – almost all of which owe their merit to fine acting and/or characterizations. Among the highlights are the scenes between Balthazar Getty and Stephen Tobolowsky, as well as Kyle MacLachlan's brilliant portrayal of a completely unscrupulous drug dealer. Unfortunately, the film isn't able to make any lasting impression, since Rocco ultimately resorts to a few too many Hollywood cliches in order to wrap up his increasingly faltering plot.