Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Nov 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A comedy sketch writer who is raising his 12 year old nephew must deal with social services who want their household to have more stability.
My Take on it – This movie is a brilliant adaptation of the play by the same name.
The script and dialogue are written quite cleverly and comedically and it’s a pleasure to listen to the back and forths between the characters.
Jason Robards was known throughout his career as a supporting player, but in a rare case, he played the lead in this film. He does such a great job that it still amazes me that he didn’t have more lead acting opportunities in the future based on this performance.
I can see how this story could be so pleasurable to also see on stage because it was filmed quite intimately and claustrophobic.
Martin Balsam won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Robard’s brother.
Bottom Line – Excellent and very clever script. Robards is great as the lead eventhough he excelled through his career as a supporting character actor. Adapted quite well from the original stage play. Highly Recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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