In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 89 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 1 Dec 2016 and The 89th Annual Oscars on 26 Feb 2017.
Here is my 30th review of the 89 chosen Films…
“It’s a big place, America. Which typically American Americans do you mean? The cab drivers in New York? The coal miners in Pennsylvania? The students at Berkeley? The Mormons in Utah? The Harlem Globetrotters? How about the Daughters of the American Revolution? Are those the ones you mean? I’ll tell you something. They’re all throwing rocks at each other. The only thing typically American about the two hundred million Americans is that they never do anything typically alike, and that goes for humping too. ” – Steve
Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Dec 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A married man and divorced woman meet on the streets of London and decide to try and have an affair.
My Take on it – This is yet another film that I just didn’t have any interest in watching, but so was so surprised at how much I actually enjoyed it.
The story here is done so well and despite being seemingly a romantic-comedy, there are so many serious issues and topics discussed here that it’s truly difficult to classify this as such.
Many of the situations that the characters get themselves into here evoke contrasting feelings and you don’t know whether you should laugh or cry at everything happening.
The writing is done so well and it makes sense to follow quite closely because everything really has meaning here, sometimes more than one meaning.
The chemistry between stars George Segal and Glenda Jackson is superb and they are able to play off each and every one of the situations they get themselves into so well.
Jackson went on to win an Oscar for Best Actress for this role and she really deserved it.
This is definitely a film I can see myself watching again and again because it’s done so well.
Bottom Line – So much more entertaining and funny than I had expected. Segal and Jackson have amazing chemistry together and are able to play off one another so easily. Loved the way that they played out the situations here and there are so many instances where you don’t know whether to laugh or cry because it’s all written so well. Jackson won an Oscar for Best Actress for this role and she really deserved it IMHO. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Glenda Jackson’s Oscar win for this movie was so shocking to viewers of the ceremony that a recount was considered for the votes The Oscar was rumored to be going to Marsha Mason for Cinderella Liberty or Ellen Burstyn for The Exorcist as they were the front runners. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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