Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

10 February 2008

Running, dir. Steven Hilliard Stern (1979)

NIKKI says:
If nothing else, this movie will go down in history because it inspired Steve and I to finally collaborate on a full-length script. We're nearly 20 pages in, and so far, it's hilarious. I won't go into detail, it's just too good an idea to share!

Running was okay. One of those '70s family drama deals that I simply cannot resist. In this one, running is a metaphor for freedom and Michael Douglas is the runner, who can't seem to control his life -- he is unemployed, signing divorce papers, laughed at by his oldest kid -- but running keeps him contented. So, he decides to enter the Olympics. He figures winning the Olympic marathon will give bring back that lost control.

So, you see, there are more metaphors there than you can poke numerous sticks at. And, in the end, just like Rocky, Michael Douglas learns that perhaps winning isn't everything.

A decent afternoon flick.


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