Friday, February 20, 2009

2-20-09: The Graduate; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Manhattan

I watched three really good movies this week via Netflix (and still have yet to watch The Usual Suspects). I have to say, I like the "Instant" feature on Netflix's website; that's how I watched Manhattan. The other two, The Graduate and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest were seen via DVD.

My favorite of the three was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It absolutely flew by (no pun intended), and the cast was incredible. Who knew Danny DeVito was in it?! Nicholson does an awesome job, and the whole film just blew me away.

Manhattan is a Woody Allen film, and he's a bit of an acquired taste. Still, I love his sense of humor, even though this film isn't all that funny in some parts. I do recommend seeing it.

I just finished watching The Graduate a few minutes ago (I'd watched the first half last night) and it's nothing short of amazing. A young Dustin Hoffman really pulls off the coming-of-age, naive youth that I sort of relate to. It's a pretty interesting plot, and the end is great.

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