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After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.
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When Bear and his daughter are at the airport for the first time and pick up the ticket that his accomplice set down on the trash can, a drop of liquid that is supposed to be melted ice cream from Bear's daughter's ice cream cone falls on the ticket from the left. Yet, Bear and his daughter enter from the right several seconds after the drop falls, and what is more, Bear's daughter never holds her ice cream cone to the point to where the drop would fall where it did - the angle is way off. See more »
Given that this is one of my very favorite comedies, I had to do it.
The best parts of this movie are the dialog and the mood.
A lot of the dialog is lifted from the novel if memory serves. It's intelligent and funny. Almost no dialog falls flat.
The mood, as I would call it is amazing. The jazz score sets a nice tone as does the overall style and the pace. It's cool, to use an overused term.
Chili Palmer amazingly played by Travolta reminds me a bit of Bugs Bunny. Totally in control at all times, with everyone else looking a bit silly. Like Bugs Bunny, it's the total fantasy of being totally in control. Probably one of the more appealing aspects.
The cast is full of stars who are given great lines to deliver as well.
The characters are all fun.
In short, I can't think of too many movies that are this enjoyable over the whole movie.
I own the book, and have read part of it (it's signed by the author.) The movie is so good, that the book never quite holds my attention long enough to read it. I think if I had read the book first, maybe I would feel differently.
Someone suggested watching Jackie Brown rather than this movie. They are both great, and totally different. I suggest seeing BOTH.
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