20 September, 2010
Bonnie and Clyde
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Rating; R for, "violence."
Staring; Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Released; 13TH of August, 1967.
Genre; Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller.
As Clyde (Beatty) Barrow was checking out a car before he was going to steal it, he was caught by a young beautiful woman, Bonnie (Dunaway) Parker. Just as fast as they met, they started stealing. They were always on the run, but they were so in love. The duo picked up another man along the way at a small town gas station, C.W. (Michael J. Pollard) Moss, he was just a kid, bu he was a great driver. Not to long after becoming a trio they added two more to their robbing team Clyde's brother Buck (Gene Hackman) Barrow, and his wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons). It seemed that just as the team would settle down for a nice Holiday, the police would find them, and every time they police got closer and closer to catching them, but they were always a step ahead. Always until, there was a great shootout, that is. It wounded It wounded Bonnie, Clyde and Blanch, also taking Blanche captive, and it killed Buck. Bonnie, Clyde, and C.W just barely escaped. They headed to C.W's house because that was the only place that they didn't think the police would find them, because no one had found out the identity of C.W yet. The thing the didn't take into account was that the police had already captured Blanche, and she gave away every thing. The police set up a trap, with the help of C.W.'s father, who wasn't into the idea of bank robbers living in his house. One day he convinced his son to stay in town when Bonnie and Clyde came home, he ignorantly did so. On the way home Bonnie and Clyde stopped to help C.W.'s dad fix a flat tire, when they were gunned down.
Great Movie. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were beautiful together. Though the MPAA gave this an 'R' rating, and I would give it at MOST PG13. There is some suggestive conversation and some nudity, and the 'Violence' is more intense or dramatic then blood and guts, after all it's 1967. I believe it truly gives you a feel for how Bonnie and Clyde were. I love the cinematography, it's just a beautiful movie. When watching it you almost don't want them to get caught, you want them to live happily ever after, but you know they wont. Because every one knows the story of Bonnie and Clyde, how they got ambushed and shot to death, just like Sonny Corleone. This honestly is one of my all time favourites.
To sum it up, it's a beautiful crime not to watch this, go rent it.