One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestGenre – Drama. Rated – R. Year – 1975. Running Time – 2 hours and 13 minutes.Director – Milos Forman. Stars – Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, William Redfield, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Sydney Lassick, and Scatman Crothers.
Story Breakdown – A rebellious man enters a mental institution and gets the patients to stand up against the head nurse.
Oscar Wins – (5) – Picture, Director, Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Louise Fletcher), and Adapted Screenplay.
My Rating – 4 (out of 4)
Review – This must-see classic based on Ken Kesey’s book is flowing with spirit and emotion, being funny, dramatic, shocking, and poignant as a whole. The direction sometimes seems unfocused, but the cast and story are so good that you are willing to forgive any flaws. One of the all-time best films; rarely matched in it’s power. This was Christopher Lloyd’s film debut.