Jack Nicholson’s enormously irreverent directorial debut, Drive, He Said, free-spirited and sobering by turns, is a sketch of the exploits of a disaffected college basketball player and his increasingly radical roommate.
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Oh, okay, so this is the great BBS movie. Way better than EASY RIDER or anything by Rafelson. Jack is a little showy with the camera, but hey, 1971, who wasn't (besides Bogdonavich)? And who knew Robert Towne could act?
I expected something much worse, I suppose. In the end it's another drama taking a shot at the fallout of the 60's and it does it with style. There are better and worse moments, but this film is really worth seeing.
Well, there's a lot of "Jackisms" in this movie. However, I can't help that feel that the characters are unauthentic, despite wearing hearts on sleeve -probably largely generational, though. This was probably a very "now" movie at the time. As a film, it is choppy, dizzying and full of an angst that seems to drive from unknown -without reason. I relate to these characters, but overall, they aren't doing anything.