Synopsis by Mark Deming
Iconoclastic filmmaker Alex Cox offers a unique look at California consumer culture in the midst of the post-millennium financial meltdown in this surreal comedy. Pixxi De La Chasse (Jaclyn Jonet) is a self-centered daughter of privilege who spends her days getting into one scrape after another and letting her wealthy family bail her out. But after too many parking tickets and auto accidents (and no inclination toward working for a living), her dad cuts off her financial lifeline, and in time her car is repossessed. While trying to get it back, Pixxi meets two professional repo men, Arizona Gray (Miguel Sandoval) and Aguas (Robert Beltran), and they think she has what it takes to do well in the repo trade. Soon the former rich girl is making good money taking back property from poor and middle-class folks who've fallen through the financial safety net, and Pixxi is able to indulge her passion for an entourage of hangers-on, including a full-time hair stylist. But Pixxi gets in over her head when she tries to reclaim a boxcar wanted by federal authorities and ends up captured by a band of terrorists who demand that golfing be outlawed. Also starring Rosanna Arquette, Karen Black, and Chloe Webb, Repo Chick was shot almost entirely using green-screen technology, allowing Cox to create an over-the-top visual style without building elaborate sets.