This is a British film from around the early 90's or possibly late 80's. It's kind of about growing up and taking on more responsibilities, like steady jobs. The kids are all in the rave/house/techno crowd and none of them have any cash on hand to speak of. I remember they squat in this abandoned (possibly not abandoned but vacated??) apartment and the guy finds a pair of rooster red cowboy boots (could have found the boots somewhere else??) that don't exactly fit and he cuts the toes out of them. At one point they travel to the countryside where the main guy's estranged family (parents-stepparents??) live and hang out there for a bit. There's some really good music and in the end I know the main character finally gets a job waiting tables because he finally found some shoes that will fit so he can take the job.
I'm dying to find out the name of this movie. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
London Kills Me (1997):
For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a waiter in a 'normal' restaurant. But to do this he must come up with a "sensible pair of shoes," an item that his homeless meanderings hasn't provided him. In fact, the shoes become a symbol of his striving to break away from those, like himself, who are caught up in the tragedy of drugs and lasciviousness which is so aptly described... sometimes graphically, always realistically... in this film.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Ethan!! This is exactly it!
Awesome! Hope you enjoy it!