Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Forgotten Movies, Me, Natalie, 1969
This was certainly not a successful film critically in 1969 (directed by Fred Coe) when it was lambasted for any number of sins, but it has a great cast, including Pacino in first role and it captures the times pretty well. Natalie is a girl convinced she is ugly, and this supposed "ugliness" is enough to drive the plot. She runs off to pursue a Bohemian life style in the Village, apparently a place that will accept her.
I doubt any movie today would be quite so blatant in its thesis but maybe I am wrong. I hate the voice over, but it's fun for the ambiance, its cast, and its odd POV. Despite its flaws, Duke won a golden globe for it, being a darling of the media at the time.