#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Henry Chinaski never cared for the American dream, the thought of needing to become ‘something’ and fit into the system disgusts him. He believes that life is free and yours to live like you see fit, and if that in some cases involves copious amounts of whiskey then so be it. Henry spends his days drinking and listening to the radio, and he spends his nights drinking and fighting against Eddy who he thinks personifies shallowness and shameless self promoting. Sometimes in the middle of this he finds the time to jot down a few lines of poetry or a short story. After fighting Eddy and winning for a change Henry is thrown out of his regular bar where Eddy is a bartender. This leads him to seek another watering hole where he happens to find Wanda who is a barfly, in her own words “if another man came along with a fifth of whiskey, I’d go with him”. Henry is not fazed by this thou and moves in with her. Of course Wanda immediately goes off and sleeps with Eddy, but after some clothes throwing and two visits from the paramedics Henry and Wanda manage to patch up their relationship. Then Henry gets a visit from a literary agent who has decided to publish one of his stories that he sent in because he “liked the name of the mag”. He follows the agent home to her place in order to receive his payment and with the help of a little whiskey sleeps with her. When he leaves to go back to the bar and back to Wanda the agent is heartbroken, she sees something special in Henry and has fallen in love with him. She follows him to his usual bar and gets into a cat fight with Wanda that Wanda wins. In celebration of new found love, happiness and money Henry buys a round for everyone at the bar and toasts them “to my friends!”
Plot: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren’t exactly husband and wife: they’re wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other’s company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.
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One of Mickey Rourke’s best performances in a darkly funny film
“Barfly” was a fairly successful film when it was released and garnered generally favorable reviews. Roger Ebert gave it four out of four, and along with “Angel Heart,” it helped solidify 1987 as the Year of Mickey Rourke.
However, almost twenty years later it isn’t talked so much about anymore, and I feel it deserves to be. Rourke gives one of his finest performances as Henry, a loner who walks hunched over like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Henry works at a bar as a runner – delivering orders and such. But he’s always getting into drunken brawls with the bartender, usually losing.
One day Henry’s life takes a turn when he meets a downtrodden woman (Faye Dunaway) and they embark on a relationship.
“Barfly” is a great film. Rourke was vocal later on in his career about his dislike of director Barbet Schroeder, but Schroeder’s direction is part of what makes this film so good.
However, the absolute best aspect of the movie is Rourke’s performance. Embodying the late writer Charles Bukowski (whose work this was based upon, and who had a brief cameo in the film), Rourke is unrecognizable – like Billy Bob Thornton in “Sling Blade,” his entire demeanor and physicality seems to change.
I highly recommend “Barfly” – it’s funny, dark, witty, touching and downright enjoyable. One of the best films of the ’80s.
Bukowski’s Only Hollywood Screenplay!
What can we say about Barfly? A great picture. That’s what we can say. A friend of mine recommended Barfly to me. I watched the start and it said “Some people never go crazy, what truly horrible lives they must live!” After that I was hooked, I knew this guy Bukowski wrote from the gut. I bought as many Bukowski books as possible. Pulp, Hollywood, and Women (my favourite!). I like his novels and short stories more than the poetry. But some of the poems are intense! The movie is also excellent. The two leads are great-Faye Dunaway is in high acting form here. So is Mickey Roarke who seems to have gotten under Bukowski’s skin for the role……a side note he did the movie sober! This movie is directed by Barbet Schroeder who also did Reversal of Fortune. He also made the 4 hour Charles Bukowski Tapes (which I own) and it is good, but way too long! Bukowski drinks and reads poems. Back to the film-good supporting actors in this one. The beautiful Alice Krige (from Haunted Summer) is in this as well as David Lynch regular Jack Nance. Lynch was actually on set one day. Bukowski has a funny cameo a barfly in the bar where Mickey meets Faye. I heard that Dennis Hopper wanted to direct this and have Sean Penn star. Schroeder fought hard for it though. Hopper states Schroeder couldn’t direct traffic! I guess he proved him wrong. Schroeder went into a production office with a power saw and threatened to cut off his pinky finger if they didn’t put more funding into the film. Obviously a labour of love. So check it out if you can, the writing is top notch stuff…….Highly recommended. Thanx.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Barbet Schroeder
Writer Charles Bukowski
Actors Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations.
Production Company Golan-Globus
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory TVC Laboratories, New York (NY), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm