”Buddy, you live too much in the past.”
“Yeah, but those were the days.”
Tonight was my second viewing and the easy going vibe is growing on me. It reminds me a lot of Robert Altman. You’ve got Sarandon and Lancaster in Oscar nominated roles with some fantastic dialogue. The story keeps things spinning nicely, so that you’re never quite sure where it’s going, and call me crazy, but I prefer the elder Lancaster compared to his younger self.
There’s also some great moments like seeing Wallace Shawn pop up as a waiter and a woman who doesn’t wear seatbelts because she doesn’t believe in gravity. Oh and there’s also a couple of lemon baths….you heard me correctly: LEMON BATHS.
BONUS POINTS for the scene with Robert Goulet singing in the hospital. Pure gold.
”Yes, it used to be beautiful.
What with the rackets, whoring, guns…”
Cinematic Time Capsule - 1980 Ranked
Roger Ebert’s The Great Movies Volume III