Friday, September 2, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


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DATE REVIEWED: 09/02/2016




FORMAT: Laserdisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 49 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 26.3 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5076.6 miles


SYNOPSIS: Two con-men compete to win the affection / wealth of a young woman on the French Riviera


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Morality tale of coming to terms with one's conscious while duping susceptible young women, with comedic farce thrown in.


PROS AND CONS:  Not a bad film and funny at times.  The film appears to be Steve Martin’s coming out picture, showing his acting ability next to veteran thespian, Michael Caine.


Some of the comedy routines performed by Martin a little long and drawn out.  They are funny, but in somewhat of a painful way.  Caine is just rock solid as ever as the con-man / statesman and benefactor of the small French town.  


The plot twist at the end wasn’t to hard to see coming.  I figured it out about halfway through the film.  A light hearted romp that is fun to watch but not what I would call great cinema.



To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
 
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 
 
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.