Days of Heaven
Directed by Terrence Malick
After such an insane high, we are back to a rather mediocre film. I think we all liked Badlands, but I don't remember clamoring for a sequel.
In 1916, Bill, played by Richard Gere, kills his boss and decides to flee with his girlfriend Abby. Well, no one ever praised Malick for his versatility. Anyway, Bill and Abby pretend to be siblings for some vague reason. Once a dying farmer falls in love with Abby, Bill encourages her to whore herself out to get the farmer's money. The movie is narrated by Bill's actual sister. I am surprised they didn't pretend to be a couple to make the whole thing even more confusing.
This is such a beautiful film, that it is hard to remember that there is not much there. The plot barely makes any sense and all of the performances are incredibly wooden. Just watch Badlands instead.
Christian Bale's favorite movie. Not quite as pretentious as Pacino, but still.