Robert Dupea has given up his promising career as a concert pianist and is now working in oil fields. He lives together with Rayette, who's a waitress in a diner. When Robert hears from his sister that his father isn't well, he drives up to Washington to see him, taking Rayette with him. There he gets confronted with his rich, cultured family that he had left behind.Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
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I'm gonna play it again.
You play that thing one more time, I'm gonna melt it down into hairspray.
Let me play the other side then.
No, Rayette, it's not a question of sides. It's a question of musical integrity.
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I honestly wanted to like this movie more than I did. The problem was the main character Bobby Eroica Dupea played by Jack Nicholson. I just didn't like him, he had his comedic and redeemable moments, but most of the time he just a huge jerk and not in the charismatic likeable way, more in the pretentious I'm better than you no matter what way.
The most interesting aspect of the movie was understanding the main character and why he's acts the way he does that which, for the most part the movie does well. I also liked the world around him and the grittiness of it. But it just doesn't make up for the fact I disliked the main reason why people love this movie.
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