#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry decides to end his life by drowning himself in their swimming pool. Dave rescues him and invites him to stay for a while. How does this stranger change the life style of this family?
Plot: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.
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How did I get here?
When Nick Nolte was arrested for DUI in 2002 and they published his mug shot picture I thought it was Jerry Baskin. I first saw this film during it’s initial theatrical release and found it very amusing. This is a re-telling of playwright René Fauchois’ Boudu sauvé des eaux that was made into a film in 1932. In this story the rescued drowning man is played by Nick Nolte who is a down and out former actor who is homeless and had but one friend, his stray dog. He can’t find his dog and wanders into the backyard of a Beverly Hills dysfunctional and affluent family where he plans to end it all by drowning in their swimming pool. Homeowner Richard Dreyfuss comes to the rescue and the homeless man, Jerry becomes a wanted and unwanted guest in their home. Bette Midler is Dreyfuss’ wife, Tracy Nelson is the daughter, Evan Richards is the son, Elizabeth Pena is the maid and Little Richard is the next-door-neighbor. A fun situational comedy, the screenplay was written by Paul Mazursky and Leon Capetanos who collaborated on several films with Mazursky. Mazursky is a multi-talented director/writer/producer/actor who also appears in this film. He got wrote and produced I Love You Alice B. Toklis and then went on to big success as the director of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. In the 70’s he had some other notable films that he directed including Harry and Tonto and An Unmarried Woman but his only film of note in the 80’s was Moscow on the Hudson and after Down and Out in Beverly Hills directed only seven other films of little note and his writing creativity seems to have stalled to as he only wrote four more screenplays in the past 20 years. Cinematographer Donald Mcalpine is this film’s photographer. He’s had recent success with Chronicles of Narnia. Some of his other films include Mrs. Doubtfire, Predator, My Brilliant Career and Breaker Morant. Andy Summers of the rock band the Police provides the music score. The Talking Heads song Once in a Lifetime which was 6 years old was used as the theme song of the film and it suddenly became a charting single. This is a good film if you’ve never seen it and a good look back to the 80’s. I would give it an 8.0 out of 10.
A Rich, Bette, and a ‘bum’ in Beverly Hills
The fact that this movie was nominated for awards and only took one of the 4 or 5 nominations, is just perplexing. Bette was fun and did a good job, she was nominated. Dreyfus, was superb as Dave Whiteman, tongue-in-cheek, I love it! Richard Dreyfus was not nominated. But ‘Nolte’ as the Bum Baskin, ‘Jerry’, should have at least been nominated, that is absurd that he wasn’t, in light of a ‘capitol’ performance! I had not seen this movie in many years. I had seen so many others and thought about viewing this again, when I finally bought the DVD, I was blown away! This movie hasn’t lost and inch of it’s original comedic height.
Nolte (Jerry Baskin) looked as if with every step he took, that he was about to fall off the end of the earth. He looked like a street guy with atrophy in his muscles, from sleeping on sidewalks. He played down and out and ‘bum’ to the very edge. It was the best bum in any story that I have seen or could remember. I was interested in following this character through more than one or two scenes. For instance, in the park, staggering through after the absence was felt in regard to his ‘Little tan dog’ he bellowed out questions to passers by then, found himself at the mall. While inside, he abruptly inquired to the patrons interrupting their conversations and meals with no awareness or understanding as to what’s going on with anyone, but himself.
Then afterward when he’s escorted out by two mall security guardsmen, his reactions, words and inflections were just ‘picture’ perfect. I have worked in places where there were many a transient at times and ‘Nolte’ being that character, with his attitude and abilities, just became, ‘King’. In addition the two lead characters have something in common…dog problems! ‘Matise'(Mike the dog) steals part of the show and chews on it a little. It was a riot when he got ‘insensed’ at ‘Little Richard’ and became a little anxious!! This little fellow, is a double-threat…’cute’ and ‘funny’ too. He is a great supporting k-9 cast member. Mike does a great job as the family pet who ends up as jerry’s little side kick.
Not too far down the line, the introduction to ‘the family’ through Dave was a classic cinema moment in modern times. He ‘up-ends’ the whole apple cart, here. The even funnier parts are how things eventually turn and shift for Ole’ Dave. I enjoyed the politically incorrect wit and sharp comedic retorts. The characters are developed to a ‘T’ and they interact and play out in absolute excellence. I would only recommend this to people that will understand and enjoy a hard driving politically incorrect film, with the enjoyable cynicism that this has. But even for those not well versed in movie intellect, this one is hard to miss, it really drives it home! It’s infectious and in a way very timeless in some of the overtones.
I rate it a Ten. (****)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Director Paul Mazursky
Writer René Fauchois (play), Paul Mazursky (screenplay), Leon Capetanos (screenplay)
Actors Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard
Awards Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 8 mm