3SMR: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
A slow meander of a movie, by which I mean I probably would have been bored if I wasn’t knitting. Brad Pitt plays a great, slightly unhinged Jesse James, but I was watching it for Casey Affleck, who not only believably plays a 20-year-old, but also manages to perfectly convey the changeover from hero worship to ultimate betrayal. This movie is what my mother would call “old-fashioned” which I translate to “good acting, kinda slow.”
Bechdel score: Two women: nope.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2007/assassination_of_jesse_james_by_the_coward_robert_ford.html
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I like Casey Affleck. He has been picking more and more interesting roles in recent years. He's not just a little brother any more!
I recently watched "American Outlaws," another Jesse James movie, starring Colin Farrell. That particular movie strangely glorified Jesse, and I was distracted by Farrell's eyebrows the whole movie. I always thought that Jesse James was "older" when Robert Ford shot him, but I read on Wikipedia that he was only 34. And now I feel old.