Nobody's Fool is one of my favourite movies, so I am biased. It's not such a well known film, and this is a little puzzling, because it is great from start to finish. Paul Newman is just superb, backed by a wonderful emsemble cast including Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith. The setting, the small town of North Bath, in upstate New York, hovers somewhere between reality and Bedford Falls (It's a Wonderful Life.) There is no such place, and yet everything seems very real.
The film is ultimately about fatherhood and the discovery by the onery Sully (Newman) that if he wasn't a father to his son, that he is now someone'e grandfather. Around this there are all kinds of side plots involving stolen ride on mowers, a doped guard dog, and an unlikely love interest. Newman as Sully, in one of his best later roles, almost walks away with it, but the supporting cast are all excellent. North Bath feels like a living breathing place, populated by believable characters. The film is from a novel which may explain the feeling of richness. It is also very funny as well.
The currently available Region 2 DVD edition seems to come only from the Netherlands. The movie plays is English and it is simple to switch off the Dutch subtitles.