Date: July 3
Film: Prizzi's Honor [usa, 1985]
Where: Tulsa/at home/DVD
Who with: alone
Movie rating:***1/2 [out of five]
Okie street-cred attending noodling event: *****!
I've been on a real John Huston kick in 2011. I've watched The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The African Queen, The MacKintosh Man, Wise Blood and Victory all in the past six months or so. Directed at 79 years old, Prizzi's Honor is the second to last film he made before passing away in 1987. Prizzi's Honor is an entertaining, sophisticated romantic comedy farce about two killers [Jack Nicholson works for the mob, Kathleen Turner is a contract "hitter"] who meet, fall in love and then must grapple with the complications that ensue by being together. This was nominated for seven Oscars in 1985 including best film and Anjelica Huston [daughter of John] won for best supporting actress. Not sure I agree with her winning, but looking at the other nominees that year [Oprah Winfrey for The Color Purple? Thankfully she didn't win.], Huston winning was just as good as the others nominated. 1985 wasn't a good year for movies based on the nominations of a lot of forgettable movies.