Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Thieves Like Us - Robert Altman




I only watched this as New Order had an eponymous track back in the 80's. 

Thieves Like Us takes a while to warm up as some of the red neck banter is more than a little infantile but if you make it past the half hour mark you should be good.

I'm slightly fascinated by Shelley Duvall as she seems so gawky, but as I get older I kind of like that look when she was younger.

Some of the scenes between her and Keith Carradine are very sweet, romantic and touching in ways that are rarely captured on film now.