I just finished watching Robert Altman's Nashville. Finally. Holy fuck, what a boring movie. That's two hours of my life I'm never going to get back. What was the point of it? What did I even just watch? It was like a movie about Nashville, filmed in Nashville, written and directed by people that knew nothing about Nashville. And nothing happens. So yeah, I didn't like it.

It was cool to see some old shots of Nashville, though. Got to see my neighborhood in 1975. There was a giant billboard on 1st & Broadway where the flags are now.

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  • Aunt B.


    I did like the car wreck on 40 at the beginning, though.

  • Sarcastro

    I’m not going to go off on a rant about post-Watergate America, and how you kids can’t appreciate how that film captured that era blah, blah, blah.

    Suffice to say, it is cool to see the town you live in, so different, yet so recognizable 30+ years later.

    Plus, doesn’t the whole Hal Phillip Walker thing remind you of Ron Paul just a little?

  • Kat Coble

    I thought I was the only one who hated that movie. It was just so completely awful.

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  • Emily

    I couldn’t agree with you more Chris. However, if you had taken a blogger-poll before you lost those precious 2+ hours, I would have advised you skip a few chapters and head over to that infamous closing scene. Even so, that scene does not make up for any invaluable lost time.
    One I do recommend for all-things-nashville-lovers is The Thing Called Love (Samantha Mathis, River Phoenix, Sandra Bullock, circa ’93)

  • mr. pink

    Y’all are on crack. This movie is awesome. Every time I see it, I see something new in it. Saying nothing happens in Nashville is like saying nothing happens in Nashville. Also, what Sarcastro said.