The Man from Elysian Fields2001
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
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Critic Reviews for The Man from Elysian Fields
Acting is what sustains the unstable plot lines.
The direction, by George Hickenlooper, has no snap to it, no wiseacre crackle or hard-bitten cynicism.
A rare comedy of manners, witty, wicked and worldly, and one of the best movies of the year.
Moves in such odd plot directions and descends into such message-mongering moralism that its good qualities are obscured.
Audience Reviews for The Man from Elysian Fields
A mature and worldly screenplay is executed by actors giving elegantly crafted performances. Garcia, Jagger and Coburn all work together (despite Coburn and Jagger never sharing a scene). It's the way actions affect others and how ones own selfish desires can make or break a person. The men not only assert their power to gain wealth and acceptance but are also exploited by their female counterparts. All characters evolve and learn life lessons without the screenplay coming across as a self help novel. Emotional and funny only hampered by a surprisingly uninspired montage and an ending that feels to happily rushed.
Plays out better than it sounds, due to the cast.
The Man from Elysian Fields Quotes
|Nigel Halsey:||All these rich bitches want is companionship and sex. We're like cocker spaniels with hard ons.|
|Luther Fox:||It's not easy to be polite when you're suicidal.|
|Byron Tiller:||This business you're in, doesn't it make you al little ashamed?|
|Luther Fox:||No, poverty does that.|
|Luther Fox:||A man can always support his family if he's ready to do whatever is necessary.|