Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'O Lucky Man!' (1973)

Movie: O Lucky Man!
Year: 1973
Rating: 9/10 Stars
This is one of the few 'musicals' I can handle watching for 3 hours as it isn't about the characters bursting out into song every few minutes but rather lightly supported with a talented 70's British rock band and vocalist Alan Price, and thus the Soundtrack is definitely worth checking out too. A bit of a wandering storyline the film is long but keeps you entertained and contains lots of social commentary, some about war, some about capitalism, some about the criminal justice system, and some about young ambition too. In the end I think its really about a man who starts out naive and ambitious as trained to be by society, who slowly goes through a process of conscious awakening, and by the end of the film he has to find peace with the world instead of fighting it.  Check it out, its worth it.

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