25 January 2006 | dualkubota
Good movie about the 60's. Great acting by Spacek.
Sissy Spacek plays the part of a Peace Corps type who fought her own war on poverty, which she thinks is caused by rich people. So she joined a group of neo-Robin Hoods who wanted to steal from the rich and give to the poor in the same fashion that Mao and Stalin did, only in America. This famous late-60's revolution, that never happened because everybody was too stoned, is great for movie making, but how many times do we have to hear about the greedy capitalist pigs anyway? In 2006, it looks like a time capsule to a time when everybody was confused. The whole radical white college student thing of the late 60's, which had no purpose, was just a copy-cat movement based on the black civil rights movement of the early 60's, which had a purpose. These white kids in the 60's had all the civil rights already, so they had nothing to protest about, but they protested anyway because they were just doing it to be cool, and because they were stoned. Her boyfriend Henry Winkler is another liberal civil rights wanna-be that couldn't be, cause he had too many civil rights to start with, being a rich white kid like Sissy. I don't think Winkler makes a good hippie because he's an over-actor. He tries too hard to be a hippie, most hippies back then didn't act like this, they talked slower and acted more stoned, Winkler acts like an overexcited Fonzie with long hair, and he doesn't act stoned enough. Hey Cunningham! Spacek, on the other hand, is fantastic, and very believable, in the title role. The character she plays is dead on like the hippies I knew back then. Perfect. She would fit right in with the radicals of the times. Her boyfriend (Fonzie with hair) would not have fit in, he's a clown.