Friday, June 25, 2010

82. June 25, 2010 - Marty (1955)

Another Best Picture winner that I hadn't seen! It starts out well - the characters are nicely established and the conflict is not overstated or blatant - but as the story goes along, it devolves. Marty seems to regress in his character arc, not move forward along it, and comes dangerously close to "Matt Saracen doesn't leave Dillon because he feels guilty about Grandma" syndrome. Not until the last 60 seconds of the film does he win any kind of respect or warm feelings from the audience. The side plotline about the aunt also seems superfluous.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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