Monday, January 26, 2015

Roxanne (1987)

Director: Fred Schepisi

Writers: Edmond Rostand, Steve Martin

Composer: Bruce Smeaton

Starring: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos, Fred Willard, Max Alexander, Michael J. Pollard, Steve Mittleman, Damon Wayans, Matt Lattanzi, Shandra Beri

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!

Plot: Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

My rating:  9/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

This is one of the best romantic comedies, hands down, and it's Steve Martin at his finest.  Martin's screenplay beautifully takes full advantage of his comedic (and acrobatic) talents.  It's just a giddily delightful picture.  And fuck is it funny!  The supporting cast brings it, too, and they're put in roles that fit them to a T.  The town they shot this in looks so cozy that I could move there in a second. ROXANNE is a modern fairy tale that has the right mix without sacrificing anything.  I LOVE it!

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