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Nicholson's and Streep's Oscar nominated performance are among their best.
This is not a movie to see if you want a hopeful, positive wrap-up at the end, but it is one to see for skillful storytelling on every level.
Yes it is sad, depressing and not for all tastes (especially mainstream moviegoers) but, the performances by all are heartfelt.
Jack is an excellent and in the movie shows it exactly as it was during the depression period of the 20'tts My first bed was a dresser drawer during those years..... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Otto
I'm watching it as we speak & I love this movie!! I saw it 20 some years ago & loved it then, so very glad I got to buy it & watch it whenever I want!! Read morePublished 6 months ago by meaner
Nicholson, Streep, and Waits. May be a little slow for some, but the acting is fantastic.Published 9 months ago by John C.
I just love some of these type of raw movies that sometimes finds it hard to convey the meaning of it all. Nicholson, Streep, Tom Waits...all great with additional cast. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MetalMX
I won't get into the movie itself--it's one of those flicks that you'll like it or not, so you might as well just get it if you're curious. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Signer
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You're quite right, IMDb has changed the aspect ratio from 1:33 to 1:85 in tech. specs. since I last looked at the site. So apparently this film was widescreen when released and my many viewings of the VHS release have dulled my memory. I have since received the copy I ordered and am sad to... Read More
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Someone correct me, but isn't that Ted Levine in the box car playing the banjo and singing Waits Poor Little Lambs? Years before he played Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. And Buffalo Bill is what Franny calls himself as he wakes Waits' Rudy passed out on the street. Strange coincidence.
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