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Five Easy Pieces(1970)

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  • Five Easy Pieces

    • Dashiell B.
    • 1/15/13

    Alienation is the theme of Rafelson's iconic & moving character study. A piano prodigy returns home to visit his sick father after years working on an oil rig. Nicholson, in his first starring part, earned an Oscar nomination in a role that fits his persona; Black won a Golden Globe for her outstanding performance as Nicholson's girlfriend. Moving in simplicity, this is a gritty & meticulous picture that began an innovative time in 70's filmmaking. If for no other reason you like this movie, "Five Easy Pieces" is worth seeing for the scene in which Nicholson tries to order toast. I give it a 5/5.

  • One of the 70's most memorable movies

    • Brian H.
    • 12/1/10

    This was one of the best movies of the 1970s. One of the few to show a man's total dissatisfaction with his life and his family. Jack Nicholson is brilliant, beginning a string of memorable roles, earning his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination with moving work. One of the all-time great scenes is the diner encounter with a waitress who gives him a hard time. Slow moving but very rewarding movie.

  • Five Easy Pieces

    • Bruce Reber
    • 7/29/09

    I have seen "Five Easy Pieces" about 5 times but have managed to watch it all the way through only once. Jack Nicholson gives a pretty good performance as a virtuoso pianist trying to figure out what he wants from life while squandering his talent and wandering around aimlessly. He returns to his family, but only finds more trouble and disillusionment. My favorite part has to be the "no substitutions" scene in the restaurant when Nicholson orders a chicken salad sandwich on wheat bread then tells her to hold the chicken between her legs when she refuses to take his order.

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