Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend ... See full summary »
Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism. When the two end up on a long road trip together, they are forced to re-examine their lives and worldviews. Mike may have independence in some ways, but it has come at a price. Charlie, in turn, may feel trapped, but how much of the trap is of his own making? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
I usually only comment on (A)my favorite relatively unknown movies, or (B)movies that are vastly overrated, or (C)good movies that receive no press or bad reviews. "Why that happens who knows?" I first caught Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973) like I caught most of my older movies on late night television about 10 years ago. The Film stars Beau Bridges as sad sack Charlie who is about to get married and is starting to feel the world close in on him. But where the movie really starts to shine is when Ron Leibman as the wiseguy Mike shows up. Mike is the old friend that when you get married you tend to lose as a friend because the wife considers him a bad influence. A film containing alot of comedy but still has drama sprinkled throughout. Overall a great movie especially if you are a guy. The movie is probably out of print on VHS and has not been released to DVD. I would love to see the uncut R rated version of this on DVD. Hopefully someday those studio heads will figure out what good films are.
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