A sepia tinted weepie where a niave girl learns about men in more ways than one; a loss of innocence - but full of charmA sepia tinted weepie where a niave girl learns about men in more ways than one; a loss of innocence - but full of charmA sepia tinted weepie where a niave girl learns about men in more ways than one; a loss of innocence - but full of charm
Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts, she'd given away her baby for adoption, and regrets it now. When a theater group from Los Angeles comes to the small town of Buckeye, she meets stage technician Riley. Discreetly he starts wooing her. She likes him very much, but still has feelings for her former boyfriend Billy, too. —Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
A non-formulaic plot for a change.
What I liked about this movie, besides the intriguing and beautiful Rosanna Arquette, is the way the offbeat characters relate to each other in a realistic, non predictable way that people in real life do. Roger Ebert's complaint of lack of consistency is really asking for more of the same formulaic, predictable stuff we get 95% of the time in movies. Two people who are unsure of themselves will indeed vacillate in the manner these two lovers do. This, among other things, is what sets this "love story" apart from conventional Hollywood fare. Nobody's Fool is a well acted and finely crafted movie and deserved a far better reception from the critics than it got. The number of responses on this site for a 1986 film is testimony enough.
- Oct 16, 2004
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