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Falling Down (DVD)
Member Name: annie47
Falling Down (DVD)
Advantages: Thought provoking; great acting; humerous
I think this a great film that certainly makes you think and in some ways understand how someone may have some sort of a breakdown and act in the way that Michael Douglas did in this film.
There are probably alot of you out there who have seen this film, but if not, i'll try not to give too much away as obviously that would ruin it for those who have yet to see it.
Douglas plays William (d-fens) Foster; all he wants to do is to get home to see his young daughter on her birthday (Foster is separated from his daughters mother) but his day doesn't go too well! In the first instance he gets stuck in a huge traffic jam; (its a boiling hot day and Foster is dressed in a shirt and tie, with his breifcase); He ends up abandoning his car and from this point on his day just doesn't get any better.... it gets alot worse! You can't help but feel sorry for Foster, even though he does end up going to the extremes in what he does!
Foster goes through various very stressful situations which make him angry; i can certainly understand his anger and frustration with some of the things that happen to him!.
There is a great scene in Mcdonalds restaurant (not to be missed!)
Foster is pursued by a desk police officer (Detective Prendergast; played by Robert Duvall) who is about to retire due to his wife being ill .
The film, whilst a little shocking is funny; but it is also sad. The acting is superb by both Douglas and Duvall; with all other cast members playing great roles/acting the parts very well.
If you have never seen this film, go out and rent it now; you won't be disspointed!
FALLING DOWN (1993; Duration 113 minutes ); certificate 18
'The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world'
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Written by Ebbe Roe Smith
Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey ('Beth'; Fosters ex wife), Tuesday Weld (Amanda Prendergast)
All other cast members play excellent roles and act the parts very well.
Summary: A great film; very unique.