jazzo wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Any opinions on The Big Fix? I was considering a blind buy.
I actually just saw this a few weeks ago. It's an enjoyable, if insignificant neo-noir with some excellent footage of 80s Los Angeles. It's also maybe part of the first wave of boomer cinema (which I have a weird soft spot for) that looks back on the 60s with rose-tinted glasses and that would culminate with Forest Gump
. But it's never cutesy or mystifying like Forest Gump
and really nails in the failures of the 60s via Richard Dreyfuss' uncouth, divorced, failure detective and F. Murray Abraham's sell-out. Dreyfuss' mother, a geriatric ex-communist who still believes in the cause, really steals the few scenes she's in and is almost worth watching for here. It's an interesting variation on The Long Goodbye
's playfulness with various intersecting groups and classes colliding, but no wear near the level of mastery that film achieves with a director like Robert Altman.