Sunday, February 14, 2016

733. Prizzi's Honor

Prizzi's Honor
1985
Directed by John Huston









If I was composing my dream movie, it would probably include Jack Nicholson, John Huston, and Angelica Huston.  It would probably also include a full frontal nudity shot of Nicholson, but I can live without it.  Barely.

Charley Partanna is a hit man working for the mob.  He meets and falls for Irene Walker (men really need to stop falling for Kathleen Turner) who, like him, is a contractor for the mafia.  Of course, he asks his ex girlfriend about Irene, because men are always oblivious to women's feelings.  Sorry, I am editorializing a bit.

I really have no valid criticisms about the film, as it is brilliantly acted and directed.  I actually don't have a lot to say about it, as it is just a great movie, albeit predictable.  It is basically Mr. and Mrs. Smith, only the actors are slightly less hot and lot more talented.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

John Huston often reminded Jack Nicholson that his character was supposed to be stupid before takes.


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