Nobody's Fool (1994)
December 21, 2018 12:09 PM - Subscribe

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself.

Based on the Richard Russo novel of the same name, this is a movie about families and a small town in Upstate New York, dysfunction and heartbreak, living with your decisions, and learning new tricks. It is a holiday and midwinter story about how we bear the chains we forge in life.

Directed by Robert Benton, and with a cast including Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Josef Sommer, Gene Saks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Margo Martindale.

Score by Howard Shore.
posted by gauche (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I enjoyed the book and felt that the movie captured its tone very well.
posted by smoke at 2:08 AM on December 22


I believe I quite liked this.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:16 AM on December 24


Every character gets a nice moment, I loved the runner with the snowblower, the dog, the way the little boy reacts to the lawyer's prosthetic leg. The judge berating the sheriff "Ollie, you know my feelings about arming morons; you arm one, you've got to arm them all, otherwise it wouldn't be good sport."

Paul Newman's perfectly gruff. And it's Jessica Tandy's last movie. She's wonderful.
posted by Marky at 3:50 PM on December 24


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