Less Than Zero
Less Than Zero is a 1987 American drama film loosely based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name. The film stars Andrew McCarthy as Clay, a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend Blair (Jami Gertz) and his friend Julian (Robert Downey Jr.), who is also a drug addict. The film presents a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles.
Clay Easton (Andrew McCarthy) is a straitlaced college freshman on the East Coast of the United States, who returns home to Los Angeles, California, for Christmas to find things very different from the way he left them. His high school girlfriend and now model, Blair (Jami Gertz), has become addicted to cocaine and has been having sex with Clay's high school best friend, Julian Wells (Robert Downey Jr.). Julian, whose life has gone downhill after his startup record company fell apart, has become a drug addict. He has also been cut off by his family for stealing to support his habit and reduced to homelessness. Julian is also being hassled by his dealer, an old classmate named Rip (James Spader), for a debt of $50,000 that he owes to him.
|author||Bret Easton Ellis Harley Peyton|
|editor||Michael Tronick Peter E. Berger|
|keywords||addict best friend california christmas party cocaine college freshman drug addict drug withdrawal east coast east coast of the united states gay men heart failure hide high school girl morning palm springs prostitute prostitution record company reminisce robert downey jr. spring steal suffer withdrawal|
|producer||Jon Avnet Jordan Kerner Marvin Worth|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||lgbt-related romantic drama|