After finishing a motorcycle race in New Hampshire, Bud Clay (Vincent Gallo) loads his racing bike into the back of his van and begins a cross-country odyssey to Los Angeles where he is to compete in another race. During his trip, he meets three very different women: Violet, a wholesome all-American gas station attendant; Lilly (Cheryl Tiegs), a fellow lost soul he connects with at a highway rest stop; and Rose, a Las Vegas prostitute. Though he can never escape his intense feelings for the love of his life, Daisy (Chloe Sevigny), he plans to reconcile with her when he reaches Los Angeles. Along the way, he also makes a series of unusual stops; at his childhood neighborhood (where he visits Daisy's mother); at a pet shop in the Midwest; and at the surreal Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Arriving in Los Angeles, Bud checks into a motel before visiting the abandoned home he once shared with Daisy. He leaves a note, hoping she will turn up at his motel room . . .
You'll either love it or hate it.
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The Brown Bunny chronicles professional motorcyclist Bud Clay's journey from a race in the Northeast of America to his next race in California, and a meeting with his long lost love, Daisy. What makes this film unique is it's almost entirely internal, you witness Bud's depression, loneliness and inner turmoil through a few interactions with people he meets along the way but mostly through long shots of his lonesome journey into never ending highways. Though it's an entirely different type of film, if you liked Gallo's previous effort 'Buffalo 66', or films by Harmony Korine like 'Julien Donkey-Boy' and 'Gummo', then you'll probably enjoy 'The Brown Bunny'.