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Donald Sutherland is absolutely hilarious as a free form minister whose hedonism knows no bounds. He takes pains to let the entire wedding party know of his tremendous pleasure at making them squirm in their seats, using the word masturbation (remember, this is a 1971 film!) a few times in his diatribe as he marries off our hero and heroine, Elliot Gould and his leading lady, Marcia Rudd.
Gould plays a photographer whose passive nature results in his getting beat up a lot by neighborhood youths who have nothing better to do, and Rudd, the girlfriend he meets when she saves him from yet another drubbing. Of course, being passive and all, he does nothing at all to save her when she herself gets set upon by the same ruffians. She cottons to him anyway and takes him to meet her parents, played by the always great Vincent Gardenia (here, he plays an uncannily foreshadowed version of the husband in Moonstruck) and Elizabeth Wilson.
Gardenia is definitely one of the stars here, with his "So young fella, what's your pleasure?" to Gould, over and over again. He's a comic gem.Read more ›
The film begins with an unlikely relationship developed between Alfred Chamberlain (Gould) and Patsy Newquist (Rodd) in what can probably be characterized as a very normal circumstance (in New York, at least) of getting harassed on the streets for no real reason other reason than someone thinking you're asking for it by giving them what they perceive as a disrespectful look. Anyway, Patsy, who's an optimistic sort, sees Alfred, who's a self-described apathetist, as sort of a project or cause, someone who needs to be shown that there are reasons to embrace life.Read more ›
Little Murders, like the President's Analyst, is a landmark film from this era. It has so much to say about our mores and institutions. This one's so black, the sarced cow's been jerked.
This has been one of my favorites since it came out in 1971 and I've been judiciously lending out my VHS copy for years. So, when I punch the title into All Products and the DVD came up, I was jacked. I read a few reviews and if you haven't seen the movie I'd heed the warnings of those who have complained that chapter menu gives too much away and not to look before viewing the movie itself. You don't want to know anything about the plot before you watch it. Each new premise, and there are many, is a joy or depending on your sense of humor, a shock to discover for the first time. So also watch which reviews you read. Be careful what details are revealed to you.
(I saw some reviews recently where the reviewer put as a header to some of his paragraphs where he had written sensitive details the word SPOILER in parenthesis. What a Great and Thoughtful Idea ! ! !Read more ›
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I have never seen or heard of this movie before and just finish watching it on Turner Classic Movies on Demand. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Lovin' Toni
a cult classic.....from the play to the screen ....i saw this alot in the late 1970s......loved it and alan arkin is brilliantPublished 13 months ago by Jonathan Coleman
This is a funny movie. I laughed so hard I hurt. a++++++++++.Published 24 months ago by Gary G. DeBaun
The pulse of this movie is subversive and menacing, and even though there are many, many great laughs, I think the classification of it as a comedy is wrong. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by S. Craig Zahler (Crime, Western, Sci-Fi Author)
the film was made 40years ago.it is more relevant now.you can compare it to PHila. Pa. the acting is very good worth the price.purchased at Amazon.Published on April 4, 2012 by dr d
Jules Feiffer was best known for his political cartoons when he created the play LITTLE MURDERS. Originally starring Eliot Gould and Barbara Cook, the play opened on Broadway on... Read morePublished on May 19, 2011 by Gary F. Taylor
Yet another 'I should probably see again' film (sigh).
Sometimes very funny, occasionally disturbing super-black comedy about
the absurdity of modern urban... Read more
I saw this movie many years ago on late night TV, probably in the '80s, and enjoyed it immensely. Its quirky, dark humor and avant-garde message could easily have made it a cult... Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Susan D Speerbrecher
"Little Murders" is another of the obscure films I saw at base/post theaters during my military days. Read morePublished on June 17, 2008 by Only-A-Child