The first time I saw this movie when it came out in 1981, I knew it would be my favorite forever. It's the story of a real life writer named Jack Reed, an idealistic journalist who covered the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. There's so much more to it but every time I try to tell the story it turns into an essay. So let's just go with that.
One thing that makes this movie especially charming to me are the interviews with real life "witnesses" throughout the movie. One of them is Henry Miller. He's my super hero now, but I had no idea who he was when the movie came out, or for years after.
Oh- there’s also an annoying romance in this movie which really just distracts from the good parts, and Jack Nicholson plays a super creepy Eugene O’Neil. Maureen Stapleton plays an incredible Emma Goldman. It's not for everyone, for sure, but it's a really great movie if you like stories about freedom and the role of the press and history and adventure. It has a great cast, and won some Academy Awards.
"After the Revolution, I will buy you a new hat."
This is probably the best love story ever told. Definitely Wesley is the perfect boyfriend. The way he keeps Buttercup from worrying in the Fireswamp could not be better. And “As you wish"? Perfect.
There are characters to love and hate. There are battles and schemes. There is true love. There is so much funny. I'll never be tired of this movie.
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something.
This movie is literally just two guys talking over dinner for nearly 2 hours.
One of my favorite things about this movie is that when I was young and first loved it, I clearly sided with one guy. Now that I’m grown, I’m completely with the other. Also interesting - two of my top five movies have Wallace Shawn.
Yeah, but I mean, I would never give up my electric blanket
Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think you're crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out, is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.
Only burners like you get high.
It’s inevitable; when you grow up your heart dies.
Two British boys go on holiday by mistake in 1969 and have to think about life. Brilliant, subtle, unique and hilarious. It’s also kinda sad, so be warned. The closing monologue might break your heart.
I want something's flesh!
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