One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ★★★★½

Well I guess my top 20 favourites list has already changed again which I kinda knew would happen this film is essentially nothing short than perfect! and it’s arguably Nicholson’s best work as well with the shining very close behind but like he’s so outstanding in this, completely deserved that oscar.

Not only is this film a heavy, thought provoking emotional rollercoaster it’s also just such a deep and personal character study film that portrays mental illness so realistically and effortlessly.  The writing is terrific, the relationships between all the characters is brilliantly done.

It’s sad, heartbreaking, depressing, hopeful and hilarious all at the same time which I didn’t even know could be possible. Just an unforgettable classic if I’m being honest

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