Local Hero

Local Hero ★★★★

It only took me 38 years to get around to seeing this famous little film, beloved of many. The scenes in Scotland are fabulous, the scenes in the United States flat and ordinary. And that's the point. Northern Scotland is some version of Heaven with a lot of heavy knit sweaters and massive amounts of booze.

The ceilidh sequence is particularly fine but the entire Scots section of the film is funny and lovely. The only movie that comes close to it for oddly delicate comic charm is Sidney Lumet's Garbo Talks from the same era.

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