…and the quest to see everything

Short Take: Hello, Diana.

I love him and all, but it’s strange that out of the main cast of Indecent Proposal, it’s Woody Harrelson who’s more famous. Well, not really, as Demi Moore is making headlines with her nervous breakdown and Robert Redford has Sundance. The proper phrase for Harrelson might be the one getting the most acting work. To whichever number of you who don’t know, Indecent Proposal‘s conceit is that Redford’s character has to pay a million dollars to bed someone, Diana Murphy (Moore) who leaves him for anybody else, that being her husband David (Harrelson). I wonder what younger generations will think of this already dated movie. If they’ll buy the sex symbol status that I’m old enough to have gotten from him unlike say, Warren Beatty who I never got until I saw Splendor in the Grass.

I saw the ending before watching the movie and as with every movie where I’ve done that, the last scenes are mostly a deal breaker for me. David gives an architecture lecture that reflects his life. Although despite the score and director Adrian Lyne’s many tendencies, it’s sentimental but not as I previously thought. Long process of healing, etc. Supporting cast include Oliver Platt and Billy Connolly, the latter playing himself in a situations when he’s probably been.

2 responses

  1. I’ve not seen this one, but you make me curious. Although I’m generally hohum about Demi Moore.

    (Also, young Woody interests me particularly because I never saw Cheers. So I’m not very familiar with him young.)

    March 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    • Apparently the peak of Demi’s acting is St. Elmo’s Fire, a movie where every actor except for her sucks.

      And you haven’t seen Cheers? Get on that lol. That show is the reason I had a crush on him and I keep telling people in high school “Woody is hot” which is not a good idea when my teacher was showing Kingpin to her class.

      March 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

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