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Fool for Love ()

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featuring Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid, Martha Crawford

Though there are several actors in Fool for Love, two share the majority of screen time: Sam Shepard as Eddie, and Kim Basinger as May. May toils ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 2.000

Doomed love amid the desert.

by Sivvie on Oct 26, 2010

Written and acted in by Sam Shepard, and directed by Robert Altman, this film should have been a winner, but it fails on many fronts. The story is the love affair between Eddie (Sam Shephard) and May (a luminous Kim Basinger), an on-again-off-again passion which is explained in the later scenes. The location is a seedy motel in the desert, dusty and broken down with a hobo-like character, played by Harry Dean Stanton who is part of the whole story. We watch as the two protagonists slug it out, make up, canoodle, get drunk, slug it out etc. etc. Randy Quaid arrives as a would-be beau and a sharp-shooter of a woman shoots the place up, but it's not enough to breathe life into an often wooden script. Neither Sam Shephard nor Harry Dean Stanton act well enough in this, although Kim Basinger is very good as the sensuous May. There are a couple of funny scenes, but by that time, the viewer might not care...

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