True Colors (1990)

Herbert Ross directs John Cusack, James Spader and Imogen Stubbs in this political drama about two college roommates who discover they have different ethics when they find themselves rising the Washington ladder.

Glossy, boiler plate stuff. It has the appearance of a gentle comedy from its sax heavy score and font chosen for opening credits. Though it is heavier by nature than those aesthetic choices it easily entertains throughout – the plot actually isn’t a million miles distant from The Talented Mister Ripley save a murder or two. If you want two quirky stars trying their hand at something adult with no inbuilt surprises this passes a weekday night pleasantly.


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