Wednesday, January 19, 2011

208. All the Pretty Horses (2000)


-What the hell are you doing?
-Just sittin' here.
-If this rain hits hard, there's gonna be a river come down through here like a train. You thought about that?
-You ain't never been struck by lightning. You don't know what it's like.
-You're gonna get drowned sittin' there.
-Why that's all right, I ain't never been drowned before.
-Well...I say no more.

This movie tells two stories. The first is a "Cowboy" journey into Mexico with Matt Damon, Henry Thomas (Eliot from E.T.), and Lucas Black (the little boy from "Sling Blade", the quarterback from "Friday Night Lights", or the white guy from "Tokyo Drift" depending on how old you are). This part of the movie is funny and exciting, but the movie really takes off when it reaches the second act. Damon's character falls in love with a wealthy ranch owner's daughter (Penelope Cruz) and with this development the out-of-place Americans are met with a little more hostility. This is Billy Bob Thornton's second directorial effort is a little more epic than "Sling Blade" and kinda makes me wish he would direct a little more. Still, he'll make quite a few more appearances on the 365 as an actor (5 more to be exact, bet you can't guess them).

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