Nobody's Fool ★★★★

One of the great performances of Newman's career, Nobody's Fool is a layered, entertaining character piece that it centered on men who are or are not something because of their fathers, and one of those men's (Newman) struggle to separate himself from it and make amends. Robert Benton displays his ear and his steady hand on the screenplay and direction respectively. Wonderful character actors and stars like Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis fill out the supporting roles. It is Paul Newman though, in his Oscar nominated penultimate leading role, that makes this a must see. His charm, nuance, presence and talent were fully on display one last time for our benefit. A true Movie Star.

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