Breakfast of Champions

This is a very weird movie with surprisingly wild performances coming from established action heroes Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte that I'm surprised was universally panned by critics. Well, I ain't gonna pan it! (Me as Mr. Devious.) This adaptation of the celebrated novel by Kurt Vonnegut is highly spirited and was fun for me to watch. However, its major fault is that the director didn't know how to handle the semi-surreal, over-the-top plot and it turned out . . . well . . . a watered-down cake that might have been a rich dessert. It could have been much more compelling, but I still consider this top for those wanting something twisted for their Friday evenings.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney, Barbara Hershey, Glenne Headley, Lukas Haas, Omar Epps, Buck Henry, Vicki Lewis, Ken Campbell, Jake Johannsen, Will Patton, Chip Zen, Owen Wilson, Alison Eastwood, Shawnee Smith

Directed by:

Alan Rudolph


1999 comedy

Rated R


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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