Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Forgotten Movies: Nobody's Fool
Russo's new novel, EVERYBODY"S FOOL based on Sully from NOBODY'S FOOL debuted last week and made me want to go back and watch the Newman film of the book again. A quiet performance in a decent film, the kind rarely made then or now. It didn't know my socks off but it never once made me cringe.
Bruce Willis couldn't act then and can't act now IMHO. Melanie Griffith is not much better.
I suppose there are more mediocre actors out there but few who have had such a long career. IN COUNTRY was the one film he made that I respect but maybe because of the source material being so relevant to my generation. And I guess I'll give DIE HARD some props. This film was made in various New York state towns and that really helps give it an authenticity not completely earned by a few of the actors, the script and sluggish direction. Horton Foote did this thing better but it's far from a waste of time.