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Nobody's Fool
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Directed By
Robert Benton

Written By:
Robert Benton

Cast:
Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gene Saks, Josef Sommer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Margo Martindale, Jay Patterson, Catherine Dent, Alexander Goodwin, Jerry Mayer, Carl J. Matusovich

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Nobody's Fool (1994)
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Movie Review by Tim
February 12th, 2008

Melanie Griffith's Breast...worth writing about

Favorite Movie Quote: "Go home, you jerk. You're married to the best-looking woman in Bath."

This was a great drama about a small towns people. You get to see several different characters mainly focusing on Paul Newman as Sully, a soon to be retired contractor that is in the middle of a workers compensation battle for a knee injury. He was a horrible father and walked out on his family and now his son is back with a son of his own and Sully works to repair their relationship while flirting with his boss's(Bruce Willis) wife (Melanie Griffith.)

Jessica Tandy who was just a joy to watch in anything made her last on screen appearance in this, in fact the film was dedicated to her memory. She played Sully's landlord in the film.

Its one of those slow paced films, with just so many likeable characters that your interest level is held firm not by action but by dialogue and the plot. Phillip Seymour Hoffman also makes an appearance as a rookie cop that takes his job too seriously.

I have always thought that Melanie Griffith had this vibe about her, she almost seduces you with her sweet voice and innocent persona. You almost always as an audience member become entranced with her characters. This film offers one step further though showing a very brief shot of her bare naked breast which I must say looked surprisingly better then I would have ever suspected. I wish I was watching the film on demand so I could have rewinded that part and seen it again.....but I wasn't.

Willis plays the husband that just had heart surgery and has decided that he is going to live it up for a while, cheating on his wife, drinking and smoking heavily and just making poor choices which affect his life for the worse. He ends up playing for too long and his wife which is the best looking girl in town leaves him to start over.

I must say that Dylan Walsh gets on my nerves in this film...I think its the look that they gave him...they just really geeked up an already geek. Other then that I don't have any complaints...it delivered everything I needed to satisfy my cinema craving at 4:00 in the morning.

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Cenobite
Jul 5, 2008 2:06 PM
 
wow! you never fail to amaze me. who woulda thunk? tim, you are quite the mvoie buff after all. this one reminded a lot of life & paul newman's character not unlike some of the father figures i've had in my life. very slow paced but i think it worked very well so that you really could get the full flavor of that smalll town & just enough time to really get to know your main characters & i must admit the depictions were nearly perfect. pretty amazing film.
Tim
Jul 6, 2008 4:35 PM
 
Yea it amazed me with this movie especially that it came out in 1994 and I didnt end up watching it until late in 2007.... never really paid attention to it before then but im glad I did.



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