RARA-AVIS: Blood and Wine

From: McHale, Steve ( SMcHale@filenet.com)
Date: 10 Jul 2000

        Most of the critics disparaged the movie. I liked the movie a great deal. If someone told me that it was based on a story by Day Keene/Gil Brewer/John D. MacDonald, I would easily believe it. When you think about the big names of the actors, you might expect more from the movie - but in the tradition of the small time people portrayed by those Florida writers, the actors seemed just right. It was a Fawcett Gold Medal come to life.

        More opinions, please.

> Last night, I screened the Bob Rafelson film "Blood and Wine", starring
> Jack
> Nicholson and Jennifer Lopez. Very noir, but didn't seem to add up to
> much.
> Nicholson seemed to phone in his part (too common in the last few years),
> but Michael Caine was good in a role leagues away from his usual witty
> urbane persona. He was obviously having a lot of fun.
> Anyone else have a take on this?
> Steve Miller

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