Jim Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a hotshot high school basketball player whose life gets sent to the foul line in The Basketball Diaries (1995). Jim hangs out with his pals, gets stoned sometimes and dreams of hoops greatness until a friend gets leukemia, his coach gets pervy and he develops a pesky heroin habit. Then his life gets complicated to say the least. The movie is based on Carroll’s book by the same name.
This film is not only famous for helping launch a young DiCaprio’s career, but also for its four pack of young buns mooning scene. DiCaprio, a post Funky Bunch Mark Walberg, Patrick McGaw and James Madio treat us and passengers on a passing ferry to a skinsational smorgasbord of rump roast. Debates rage regarding the best beef in the bunch. Linger. Enjoy. Judge for yourself.