Friday, June 13, 2014

Flick Pick: The Freshman

The Freshman
(TriStar, 1990)

Few bona fide superstars can return to earlier roles and deliver. Fewer still can parody that role to perfection and leave you wanting more. And then there's Marlon Brando. This movie makes you wish he'd done more comedy and less drama, but what he delivers in this performance is 24 karat without a lapse. Opposite the perfection of Matthew Broderick in the titular role, and with the departed-far-too-soon Bruno Kirby taking another walk along the edges of crime that pays, we explore a perfect little caper film that explains the details of criminal enterprise, and explains why everything tastes like chicken, all in the span of a marvelous 100 minutes, making you enjoy every moment.

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