This movie is definitely a classic in its own rights. I watched it opening day in the theatre and at first didn't know whether I should have laughed, cried, or what-I just sat and watched...amazed. I did think that Patricia Arquette's portrayal is very wooden and fake, however, but overall, this film was great in every sense of the word. Some of the lines in the movie are a riot. "Don't make me take off my sunglasses!", "I'll preach heaven and beat the hell outta you!", and any line in the "I B Bangin', Lord" scene. This was comparative to Taxi Driver in the depraved, insomniac, martyr sense, but took the best components from that movie and made one sick twisted ride out of this one. I love the recurring scene of the junkie who keeps going back the the hospital only to have the nurse say to him "So you got drunk and you fell down" "You're just going to go back out and get drunk and and fall down again" Mayve its just my sense of humor.