Director: Bob Rafelson. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black. 98 min. Rated R. Drama.
Recommended by a friend as "the best movie I've ever seen", Nicholson's pre-Oscar days film doesn't fail to impress. The story of an intelligent loser may be one that many of us could sympathize with, and the best quote comes at the end, Nicholson telling his ill, mute father: "I'm trying to imagine your half of this conversation... My feeling is, that if you could talk, we probably wouldn't be talking." Can't stop thinking of Nicholson playing the piano on a pick-up truck, and then being driven away into oblivion, just because for a moment, he was doing what he loved.