Monday, August 31, 2015

Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

Synopsis: Bare-knuckle brawler matches wits with orangutan, trades punches with world’s least-threatening motorcycle gang. 

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Clint meets Clyde in an all-time comedy smash.” 

What Did I Learn?: It’s not a good idea to address a trucker as “lard ass.” 2) Back in 1978, cantaloupes sold for 29 cents a pound. 


Really?: 1) See: “Synopsis”. Wouldn’t the Black Widows seem a little more dangerous near the end if they hadn’t already been brutally beaten by a bunch of truckers and chased away by Philo’s mom? 2) So wait, an evil cop (Putnam) tracks down Philo in the middle of quiet lake, points a shotgun at him, and casually throws it away to help Philo reel in a big bass? Come on, is he really that stupid? 

Rating: I have to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of the Any/Every Which Way films; while I firmly believe Clint Eastwood has a knack for comedy, these films are a little too crude, and far too dopey for my taste. (I also don’t have any plans to review the sequel, Any Which Way You Can.) I cannot recommend this movie.4.5/10 stars.

Would It Work For a Bad Movie Night?: Sure – take a drink any time Clint throws a punch. You'll be on the floor in minutes.

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