Despite some ham fisted direction, a great cast dominated by Robert Downey, Jr. and perfect musical selections from Rick Rubin make “Less Than Zero” well worth watching. Plus there’s the pitch-perfect picture of rich kid LA in the go-go eighties, with high-concept art parties, coke, lofts, art, punk going pop, more coke and all the other era-appropriate elements (no seat belts! no helmets for motorcyclists!). If this was the narrative of the late 80’s then “The Social Network” is the narrative of our time.
Less Than Zero