I wanted to like this movie. But I couldn't. From the beginning I was thinking: why the hype about this? Burt Lancaster & Susan Sarandon are great actors, but here, it does not work at all for me. Honestly, this is a boring movie. No crime, no thrill, no comedy, no nothing. Disappointing.
Grasping at dignity and delusion while trying to navigate the world with a little grace and self-respect. We hope Sarandon's Sally makes it through better than Lancaster's Lou - and the movie seems to imply that she will - but she's still got a long way to go until she's endured as many years of disappointment and dissolution as Lou has.
fantastic film about how life, values, and expectations change from generation to generation. The film showcases (simultaneously) 3 separate american generations against the backdrop of a city in transition -- the actual Atlantic City during it's transformation from outdated resort city to gambling mecca. A fascinating study of change by a premiere filmmaker.
Really idiotic. I knew I was in trouble in the very first scene when Susan Sarandon was rubbing citrus fruit on her breasts in front of the kitchen window as a decrepit Burt Lancaster ogled from next door. No amount of aggressive citrus fruit rubbing will counteract the fishy smell of this movie.