Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cuckoo's Nest!

  So this one was recommended to me by escapist: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It's one of those classic books/movies that I've heard a lot about but never read/watched. For the sake of time I opted for the motion-picture version, although I'm sure it's not as good as print.
  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. I had no idea what the story was about going into this, so I didn't know what to expect. Generally movies like this with no real point or goal in the plot tend to bore me, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one! The characters were both interesting (they're crazy, after all) and well-played (Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito, for cryin' out loud). My favorite character was easily Mr. Cheswick, played by Sydney Lassick. He was basically just a supporting role, but somehow he really catered to my sense of humor.
  All-in-all, this was a great movie. Memorable characters, a great mix of funny/serious/sad scenes, and just an overall natural feel, if you know what I mean. Nothing felt very forced. Thanks again to escapist for the suggestion!