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Directed By
Roger Donaldson

Written By:
Heywood Gould

Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Laurence Luckinbill, Kelly Lynch, Gina Gershon, Ron Dean, Paul Benedict

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Cocktail (1988)
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Movie Review by Tim
July 23rd, 2007

Couglin's diet: c*cktails and dreams.

Favorite Movie Quotes for c*cktail :

Doug: The Luck is gone / the brain is shot / but the liquor we still got.

Brian: Not a goddamned thing any one of those professors says makes a difference on the street.
Doug: If you know that, you're ready to graduate.

I never quite understood the plot of c*cktail.....Yeah its represented as a bartender falling in love but it just seems to me that they never emphasized that enough in the script. At first the film seems as if its going to show the life of a bartender from best friend to romantic interest.

Then the movie takes a turn....it gets rid of the best friend and the main star moves away to this other country....which is weird if you think about it.....Tom Cruise serving drinks in Jamaica of all places. So he meets Elizabeth Shue which I cant stand because she is the only actor I felt sucked in Back to the Future part 2. The script then starts taking you through this half ass romantic ride that never quite fulfills your appetite for a true love story.

Its very hard to make your main character have only "bartending" as a character trait and try to pass that along the whole film. Bartending isn't like just having a navy seal or a corrupt mob life background...they really needed something else to make this work. I really wonder what Cruise himself NOW thinks of this film......it seems that he was very hot at the time and had just got hot so he probably was accepting any script being thrown at him...

Not a bad movie to watch on a Sunday if you cant find anything else.

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