Friday, March 09, 2007

Revisit: Nobody's Fool

A Paramount Pictures release 1994

Directed by
Robert Benton

Writing credits
Richard Russo (novel)
Robert Benton (screenplay)

Sully (Paul Newman), a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age faces unfamiliar family responsibilities when his son and grandson move back home.

That video has nothing to do with this film, but it does prove a point: everything Paul Newman touches turns to gold. Newman recieved his ninth Oscar nod (not counting the Lifetime Achievement/Humanitarian awards he also won) for this film. Yes, even a mildly amusing, if not banal coming-of-age-at-60 story fares far better in Luke's cool hands. Only worth checking out if you're a Newman fan, but let's face it - who isn't?

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