One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Duration: 2h 13m
Genre: Drama

Story: McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for being mentally unstable. Once again he endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation towards his fellow men. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious act against the Nurses. Louise Fletcher was so disturbed by her own performance that she couldn’t watch the film for years.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito
Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
Oscar: 5

Review: We are all witnesses to one of the best acting performances ever seen! It is really hard to name Jack Nicholson’s best performance but One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) is for sure what Oscars were created for. Raw, peaceful, simple and shocking script combined with old school directing is the recipe for a classic masterpiece! A comedy that can’t quite support its tragic conclusion, which is too schematic to be honestly moving, but it is acted with such a sense of life that one responds to its demonstration of humanity if not to its programmed metaphors.

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