Five Easy Pieces
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The film moves fast and held my interest, with a wide variety of episodes to further deepen the intensity of the Nicholson character. There's a nude scene with Sally Struthers as one of Nicholson's many women. There's a scene in a diner with a waitress where Nicholson tries to place an order for items not on the menu. There's a scene where he picks up two lesbian hitchhikers, who are planning on moving to Alaska. There's a scene with Nicholson's sister, played by Lois Smith, in a recording studio where she is playing classical music and treated with disrespect and contempt by the staff. And there's a scene where Nicholson defends his girlfriend, Rayette, against upper class snobbery.
This is a film that works as well today as it did in the 1970s. But it must have especially timely then and viewed as a cry for independence and freedom as the alienated Nicholson just keeps moving on. The screenplay by Carole Eastman, under the direction of Bob Rafelson, is excellent. And there's something about the story that makes us realize that there's a little bit of the Jack Nicholson character in all of us. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is an epic I purchased for the young motorcycle riders in my family.Published 2 months ago by Susan
I ordered this for my film class. I wasn't that impressed but can see why it was chosen for my class.Published 6 months ago by Adan
Older movie and hard to find at a good price. A good example of Nicholson in his younger days.Published 6 months ago by D B Ayler
They Don't make films like this anymore, One of Jack's very best performances.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Jack Nicholson, Karen Black and Susan Anspach star in this GREAT movie that was made by the BBS. BBS made some of the greatest films during the late 60's early 70's. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Madison