Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit ★★★★

"Does this thing move?"
"Oh yeah."

What a joyous jam of a movie! Fast and funny are the two rules Smokey and the Bandit lives and thrives by. Needham and company's only aim is to please, and at that they hit the fucking mark. Know what else kicks butt? That's right, Jerry Reed's absolute banger of a theme song. PLUS (if that weren't enough) Burt and Sally actually discuss Stephen Joshua Sondheim in this thing, while barreling down the highway at 100 mph.

I had never seen Smokey before and getting to watch it on the big screen, in 35mm no less, courtesy of The Beacon Cinema, was a real treat. These sumbitches, I tell you.

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