One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ★★★½

jack nicholson's hairline is so hostile that it was like a tiny jumpscare every time he took off the hat.

it took me a while to get into the groove with this, because as much as i appreciated the filmmaking i really wasn't getting any enjoyment out of jack just causing mischief on the ward (i don't enjoy unchecked toxique male behaviour, sue me). but once the repercussions of his actions started to become clear and the tension between rp and ratched started to ratchet up (wink) i got more into it, and i enjoyed both of the lead performances more when there was that push and pull between them. the supporting performances were also really strong, and that really meant that the climax hit hard. i reckon i'll appreciate this more on a rewatch to be honest, but that's where i'm at for now.

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