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) Donald Sutherland is a lot of fun, as he was thirty years earlier in a ...
on June 5, 2017
It's OK. It tries to smooth out the novel's crazy rough edges and winds up with a much softer kind of sentimentality (although the novel is sentimental enough). It's lovely to watch, but not particularly convincing as 1930s Los Angeles (I think it was shot in South Africa?) Donald Sutherland is a lot of fun, as he was thirty years earlier in a somewhat better L.A. film, The Day of the Locust.