Fat City (1972)

fat city“Hey kid. You want to spar a little? ” – Tully

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Apr 2016)

Brief Synopsis – The two of two boxers heading in different directions and how they each live their lives trying to make things better.

My Take on it – I’m not the biggest fan of boxing movies and perhaps due to that I have trouble appreciating them like many other people.

This movie is a great example of that.

The converging stories of two men heading in opposite directions but having similar goals in life was a message that I could grasp.

We all have ups and downs in our lives and how we deal with them defines who we are.

The pace was extremely slow here and even the fight scenes weren’t rushed at all.

This all made me want it to more faster so something would happen.

The cast does a wonderful job with the characters tho and they all felt like real people with real problems.

It was nice to see Nicholas Colasanto who played Coach on Cheers in a different type of role than the silly but funny bartender.

Overall this was an ok movie but I have trouble seeing why so many feel that this is a great film.

Bottom Line – The message here about life’s ups and downs is clear, but the deliberatly slow pace isn’t for me. Great acting by all of the cast and it was nice to see Coach doing a different kind of role.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In an October 30, 1984 taping of the Family Feud, Richard Dawson comments that Fat City is his favorite movie, but he is disappointed that it hadn’t been re-released. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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