Last Tango in Paris (1973)
Anyway, to make a long, dull story even duller, I come from a time when a guy like me used to come into a joint like this and pick up a young chick like you and… call her a “bimbo.”— Paul
Let’s be honest here. I don’t like the movie. It’s not because the subject or anything. It was just blah. This movie was rated “NC-17” back in 1972. This movie is barely on “R” now.
The story is about an American widower, Paul (Marlon Brando) that is coping from the suicide of his wife. He has an affair with a young Parisian woman, Jeanne (Maria Schneider).
I was bored with the film. This film came from Bernardo Bertolucci. It was nominated for two Oscars in 1973. I was surprised how the movie does not hold up.
My judgment: Don’t expect this movie to titillate you with its “explicitness.”
My rating: **1/2
Posted on February 11, 2009, in 1973, Academy Award Nominee, Drama, Foreign Language, Romantic, Uncategorized and tagged Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris, Maria Schneider, Marlon Brando, Ultimo tango a Parigi. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.