You Got Some Mouth

That quote pretty much sums up movie # 5 for me:

This is the 1981 film, starring Sally Field and Paul Newman, about a Miami Journalist who gets caught in the middle of an investigation for the missing Longshoreman: Joey Diaz. The son of a crooked bootlegger, Michael Gallagher (Newman) is suspected of being involved with the assumed murder. Also stars Bob Balaban, Josef Sommer and Melinda Dillon.

The main point of the movie is think before you speak…or write a story. Megan Carter (Field), the reporter, seemed blinded by getting news out and didn’t seem very professional in my opinion. Maybe research a little further, before typing something up!

There’s a scene, where Newman gets so furious with her, so disgusted that I was glued to the screen. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.

“Couldn’t ya, stop scribbling for a second? Just…put down your god damn ball point pen?”

That being said Paul Newman has always been one of my favorite actors. His performance here does not let you down. He is witty and noble. I surprisingly laughed a lot in the film, and it was mostly because of his character. Although I love Sally Field, I just couldn’t get past how annoying her character was and how she just didn’t think about how her actions would affect the people around her. There was one scene of hers that almost brought me to tears, though.

Michael Gallagher is a sly, “Silverfox.” I mean its Paul Newman! He tries to get information out of Carter, trying to see who leaked the investigation about him. I mean who could say no to a snack on the water?

In the end, Gallagher teaches all of them a lesson in messing with people’s lives and Wilford Brimley steals the whole scene! Not the best journalism or mob movie out there, but was enjoyable and worth watching for Newman.

In update News:

1. I’ve started reading The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

2. I’m going to start reading unread/unfinished books on my shelf. It’s between: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean or Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. Any suggestions?

3. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!


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