NOBODY’S FOOL (1994)

A film by Robert Benton.
Cast: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis.
Sully is a rascally ne’er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker’s compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl’s young wife Toby. Sully’s long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully’s landlady’s banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother’s life.

A great film were Paul Newman shine and does a wonderful acting job , he is an american icon in the world of cinema and I wondered if there is too many people that knows he is a great actor. The story, written by Benton from the novel by Richard Russo, unfolds according to its own logic. It has the patience to listen to silences. The best moments in the film are based on relationships. There is a great film that everyone should see. Newman uses a lifetime of acting experience to give an affecting portrayal of Sully, a dysfunctional father and husband who is basically well-intentioned but has never been able to connect with anyone or live up to his responsibilities. And he his a beer drinker to top it all off.

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