Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flick Pick: The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers
(Universal, 1978)

Jake and Elwood's mission from God, featuring 200 national guardsmen, 100 Chicago cops, 80 cars, a top 40 soundtrack album, and 17 bona fide musicians, just to raise five grand to pay the tax bill on their orphanage. Wildly late and over-budget from the days when cocaine was a line item on movie budgets, it all comes together remarkably on-screen in this once-in-a-lifetime comedy musical demolition derby.

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