Like Eddie Murphy alleged when he picked up a hooker, “but officer, I could have sworn it was a woman!” Sometimes it is difficult to really know what you are getting in for when you sit down to watch a movie. And to me, that is half the fun.
The first in a planned series of movies that aren’t what they seem is:
Saturday Night Fever
A Brooklyn youth feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor.
What I expected:
What I got:
A movie that is up there with the other greats from the 70s, like The Godfather and Rocky (with which it shares some themes). Saturday Night Fever is a film that is very underrated.
What’s the film that took you most by surprise? Send your answers to – @hcharlesdownie