One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ★★★½

Glossed over or omitted lot of important plot points from the book to make it more of an Oscar bait picture (successfully of course; it damn near swept the Oscars that year). The acting from Nicholson, Dourif, Fletcher, etc is great but the story misses a lot of the discomfort and evil Nurse Ratched inflicts upon the ward and the sheer helplessness that radiates from each patient. Entertaining but left a lot to be desired.