RED HOT KATHY BATES NUDES!
Finally saw this last night,
and all the Oscar buzz about it is true. Nicholson is great in this
subdued performance as a man who finds out that after retiring at age 66,
he really hasn't done much in his life, after all. It's funny how both of
Hollywood's greatest crazy-freaks, Nicholson in this film and Walken in
"Catch Me If You Can", and played roles with such restraint against the
typecast and have hit such great out of the park performances. It's as if
you just see what's really bubbling in side of each of them, and that
they're holding back makes it more incredible to watch.
And if you're one of those people who likes making fun of multi-level marketing and pyramid schemes like Herbalife you'll get a kick out of Dermot Mulroney's portrayal of his son-in-law to be, Randall, who has an investment scheme that just reeks of Amway. It's fun to watch the family recoil in horror when Nicholson asks about it.
Howard Hesseman, who played
Johnny Fever in WKRP In Cincinnati has a fun part as Bates' ex, as well.
It's nice to see him getting work worthy of his talent.
The only thing scarier than dying alone, is to die empty.