i'm sorry guys this is still my favorite of the year 😭
all timer final scene. jimmy stewart is such a good actor, i love how you can visibly see it on his face when something is running through his mind. margaret sullavan reminds me a lot of lucille ball in her comedic expressions. obvs lucille went more extreme, margaret takes it back a notch for this film.
unfortunately watched this while recovering from my wisdom tooth surgery, so now i'll always think of mashed potatoes and a very swollen mouth when thinking of this movie lol
this movie has everything:
-al pacino speaking like five different languages
-al pacino doing a tango (and it's not scent of a woman)
-charlize theron's baby face
-the last 30 minutes being al pacino taking the best of his performances in the 90s, stuffing them into one role, and going batshit crazy
-keanu reeves trying his best
-al pacino in 2 inch boots, yet still managing to be a short king
CW: sexual harassment, sexual assault
first of all, please please read selma hayek's words about the making of this film here.
some things that stood out to me:
"He made me doubt if I was any good as an actress, but he never succeeded in making me think that the film was not worth making...He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. And he demanded full-frontal nudity."
"My body began…