||[Nov. 19th, 2003|09:07 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
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Saw Radio last night, mainly because of Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris and Debra Winger. It was a good movie. It wasn't a great movie; it was more the sort of movie you see and forget pretty quickly, but it's pleasant and you smile at it and if it comes on cable, you'll watch it again.
The coolest thing about this movie, really, is that it's true, and the real-life Radio, and the real-life Harold Jones, and a lot of other real-life people in it, are still alive. And at the end, they show you Radio, in his 50's now, doing all that Radio stuff he did in the movie. It's very neat. He looks like Cuba Gooding Jr., kinda...And Ed Harris looks like a football coach. He looks like Bear Bryant, to be exact. Whatever. It works.
I am told the football bits are "dead on" and very believably done. It's not hockey, so I have no idea, but I am told they're excellently portrayed. The period (1976) is excellently portrayed, as well. The clothes are decidely mid-70's, but normal, working-class, Sears-catalog mid-70's clothes. The sort people really wore. The music and TV also gels well.
In the opening credits, Cuba Gooding Jr. (or, more likely, a stuntman) takes this dizzying ride down a hill in a shopping cart, using a stick to steer. It's the sort of thing you've always wanted to do...but were afraid of killing yourself. He doesn't fall out, or tip over, and he makes it to the bottom without smashing into a tree or getting hit by a car. It's silly...but I liked it.
Still...it's just...a nice film. It'll maybe get some Oscar nominations. But...it's not very memorable. Apart from the shopping cart, of course.