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Nobody's Fool [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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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.
Having read Richard Russo's giant of a novel, I rushed to see this film when it opened in the cinema and was not disappointed. This gentle tale of small town America is a joy to behold. The quiet simplicity of its characterisation rings true on every level, the beautifully bleak landscape of the town providing the perfect backdrop for the hopes and fears, joys and sorrows of its citizens. Paul Newman is perfect as Sully, the part-time worker, part-time father central to the story. The supporting cast are no less impressive, particularly Jessica Tandy, but even Bruce Willis shines in a straight, non-action role!
I would snap up the DVD today if it were only available in Region 2 PAL format! Paramount, I hope you're reading and taking note!
However in the hands of director Robert Benton with a script from Richard Russo(who adapted his novel of the same name)this is more upbeat than down with a stellar cast that includes an excellent Bruce Willis as Newman's archrival in business and Melanie Griffth who has a moment with Newman that makes the film worthwhile almost on it's own.
From the ashes of broken relationships and directionless lives comes a film of beauty,quiet grace and exquisite charm.Highly recommended.
Sully does odd jobs here and there, he hurt his knee while doing a job for Bruce Willis's character, Carl Roebuck. Melanie Griffith plays the wife and Sully has a big crush on her. Jessica Tandy plays Sully's homeowner, he rents a room in her home and Sully has become a son of sorts. Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays a young, naive policemen always after Sully for one thing or another. Margo Martindale plays the bar owner of Sully's choice. Fun to see these actors as young characters.
Sully tries to establish a relationship with us son via his grandson, and you can see regret and guilt in his eyes and voice. Sully is liked by everyone, good to his best friend, a young disabled man. Sully has an off and on gamesmanship with the character, Carl Roebuck, played by Brice Willis. All of these characters are ones you would see and meet in a small town. Most of them doing the best they can, and scraping along. Paul Newman is a strong character and this role shows off his talents. Filmed in 1995, it is the quintessential film of it's times. It is good to go home again. excellent film.
Recommended. prisrob 05-07-15
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bought in June,decided to play in October and found that it will not work at all. It was sold by The-Best-On-DVD and classed as region 2 but clearly isn,t. Read morePublished 10 months ago by mrs.pat.parker
Good movie and a great price, fast delivery and I would recommend this sitePublished 10 months ago by Foordy
A hometown story of human redemption, not strictly credible in that no one behaves as they would in real life but greatly helped by a humane tone and an array of good performances,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Prof Michael P Hoey
Great film, pity the disc doesn't play even on a multi region DVD player. Don't buy.Published 22 months ago by Ian
Item supplied not compatible in UK contacted seller via Amazon last week no responsePublished 23 months ago by ian g tibble
Very similar to book which I enjoyed enormously; Main characters superb. Only slight disappointment was the dog dog dog dogPublished on 29 Jun. 2014 by Jean Taureau