Originally Posted by Baby Lee
Five Easy Pieces
Very resonant film and nearly prophetic in it's themes. I don't want to reveal too much about the film for the uninitiated [not the least of which a delightful viewing of someone many know today as a MUCH younger person]. So much of the movie is unstated but plainly evident, making it all the more effective. I found many connections to the themes of Good Will Hunting, much recommended.
All Redd [Foxx] did all day was coke, grass and ****. . .
So our first network taping, name in big letters right on the set, Redd doesn't arrive at curtain call.
I go back to his dressing room, all I see is the girl doing his hair is sitting on him.
So I see her body, her dress, and his legs.
I say, Redd, don't you know we're on camera?
Redd sticks his head up from between the hairdresser's legs and asks indignantly. . .
"Can't a man relax?"
- Bob Einstein