Buffalo '66

Buffalo '66 ★★★★★

I'd forgotten how much I love this movie and as I've never owned a copy, must now pick up the Blu.

Buffalo 66 is the kind of love story that's right up my alley. I can't stand Rom coms or overly sweet tales of perfect love. Therefore, this tale of a messed up bloke who finds love from the most unlikely of circumstances, set in the town of my favourite NFL team and with amazing cinematography, wonderful filming techniques - the flashbacks, the photo, booth, the dinner sequence etc- a touch of Lynchian magic with the singing and the tap dancing is just what the doctor ordered.

Plus, all the performances are perfect. Gazzara and Huston as the dysfunctional parents, Corrigan as his mate, JMV at the bowling alley, Gallo himself as this complex, fucked up,individual. But standing head and shoulders above all of them, is a career high performance from Christina Ricci. True I'm biased because I think she's lovely, but she really knocks it out of the park in this one; often saying more with those eyes than Gallo can say in one of his five minute rants


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