I just re-watched Nobody’s Fool and I had forgotten what a truly wonderful movie it really was. A small movie with hardly any plot, but full of terrific actors and lovely quirky characters. No explosions, no killings, no sex scenes, no action scenes – well, ok, there’s one punch and one gunshot that doesn’t hit anyone – and still my attention is riveted to the screen every second.
Another of my favorite “inaction” movies is Spring Forward, which is essentially a series of conversations by two guys against the backdrop of a small town. Another script which, good as it was, was polished to brilliance by fine acting, directing and not much else.
Tell me about some of yours.