One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ★★★★½

Exploring the theme of freedom against the confines of society, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the story of misfits challenging the morality of established order. With its universal appeal that has transcended time and simple, poetic storytelling amidst all the madness, this film is nowadays widely regarded as one of world cinema's most respected & greatest, and deservingly so.

Jack Nicholson stars as Randal McMurphy and if there ever has been a character that Nicholson was born to play, it's none other than this one. No one else could've pulled off Randal as effortlessly as Nicholson did, for the actor was truly at his best here. Louise Fletcher also impresses as Nurse Ratched, a character that is completely opposite of what McMurphy represents. And the conflicts between these two entirely opposite characters is the defining core of this film, giving us some truly iconic moments.

Bolstered by outstanding performances from its entire cast, brilliant direction from Milos Forman, wonderfully adapted screenplay from the novel of the same name & packing a very unusual score, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is an unforgettable story of hope & freedom which in spite of featuring one of cinema's most tear-jerking moments in its final minutes manages to wrap itself up with a positive sense of hope. Strongly recommended.

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