Matthew Lickona 9:21 a.m., Sept. 29
Sometimes a Great Notion
- Rated PG | 1 hour, 44 minutes
Last-gasp emoting by Richard Jaeckel and Henry Fonda in respective death scenes are the big events in Kesey's Oregon lumberjack epic. Paul Newman, as directed by Paul Newman, gets to splash around in his favorite pastimes — cycling, beer drinking, and looking sexily rebellious in Levis. It has a real full-bodied story and plenty of the cacophony of the woodcutting trade, but it's all put together rather capriciously. 1970.