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Falling Down

1 rating: 3.0
A movie directed by Joel Schumacher

A laid-off defense worker, kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order, looks at the landscape of moral decay in Los Angeles on one hot, congested day and, after being mugged, snaps. What follows is his bitter and pathetic mission … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Dramas
Director: Joel Schumacher
Release Date: 1993
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Falling Down

I'D PAY $1,000 FOR A HAMBURGER LIKE THE PICTURE!

  • Feb 26, 2000
Rating:
+3
Pros: Fairly good story line

Cons: Violence

As the old saying goes, "it wasn't that my dog died, that my mother-in-law moved in, that I have corns, hypertension, that I lost my job and my best friend called me to let me know my husband was cheating with her ...... it was the fact that my shoestring broke and I was already running late for work". That sums up Falling Down in a nutshell.

When pushed finally to the edge we all react with frustration and anger. I particularly liked the scene with the hamburger ..... wouldn't you just kill to have one that actually LOOKS like the frigging picture, just once!

You felt his frustration with every day life, the fact his job was phased out, living back home with that mother, that beater of a car, the loss of his wife and child. You just wanted to give the guy a break.

Unfortunately, the ending really sucked ... I am not a gun lover anyway ... and didn't he break out some fire power! I guess the violence was the necessary evil in this movie, showing just how far you will go when on the edge.

Michael Douglas played the role well, although it took me a little while to get used to his nerdy appearance, but then again, that was all part of the 'zero' life he was leading in this movie.



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