My favorite word for the week is “romance”, though not in the way you would think of it. Don’t think romantic comedies. Think heroism and writing using a typewriter. That kind of romanticism. Anyways, nothing screams romanticism more than this movie right here. Without arguments Jack Nicholson’s best character, i think you would enjoy seeing Jack in his younger rebel self. For those of you not familiar with his acting skills, get familiar.
McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse. The line between insanity and reality is expertly blurred through the portrayals of the actors.
Now this movie might seem slow to some, but that’s because it’s one that you need to savor. The movie is a real movie where the hero is also the villain and McMurphy’s character has that gritty bad boy feel to him. This movie combines a strong story line, powerful acting by great actors (Danny Devito and Chirstopher Lloyd) and powerful scenes. If you liked Patch Adams and Good Will Hunting you would love this movie. If you’ve never watched the two, you’re wasting your time watching the movies you’re watching now.
Recognize this guy?
Kickass Movie Quotes
Tagline – If He’s Crazy, What Are You?
‘Get out of my way, son, you’re usin my oxygen’ – McMurphy
‘But I Tried, Didn’t I? Goddamnit, at least i did that’ – McMurphy
I’m not just talking about my wife, I’m talking about my LIFE, I can’t seem to get that through to you. I’m not just talking about one person, I’m talking about everybody. I’m talking about form. I’m talking about content. I’m talking about interrelationships. I’m talking about God, the devil, Hell, Heaven. Do you understand… FINALLY? – Harding