Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America ½

i had to watch this for a class and it is probably one of the most confusing and just overall difficult movies i’ve ever seen. the plot jumps through different eras in the life of robert de niro’s character which is not a new concept to me nor is it something i’m bothered by but in an almost 4hr long movie? we can make some cuts babe! the way truly ever single woman is treated in this made me sick to my stomach and at times i had to walk away because i was just disgusted. i understand that we need to see how far these men will go but an almost 4 minute rape scene is more than enough. 

it’s quite obvious that this movie was made by and for men (which probably explains why quentin tarantino loves it so much).