Like it or not, this is an interesting film. I
have the feeling that it's going to be one of those
pictures some people just love, while others just
love to hate.
Put it in the odd comedy genre. You know:
Less Ordinary." Though mostly a dark comedy, this
film's got a wonderful sideways feel; riding like a
stunt car up on its two side wheels. In fact, I felt
like a stunt viewer. Not sure what to expect from
that teetering perspective, I still had fun even
while suspending worries of the car flopping back
down or over before the end of the trials.
Too bad, that's exactly what happens to "Breakfast
of Champions." Perhaps a shade cockier than
necessary, it extended it's own test course (by 20
needless minutes) falling on all fours with just
about that much time left in the film. A harsh
disappointment after such an exhilarating ride.
Still, Bruce Willis (as the suicidal car
dealer/celebrity) and especially Nick Nolte give
great performances. Actually, Nolte's performance as
Willis' right-hand, dress-wearing man at the
dealership deserves Oscar recognition -- and you can
quote me on that.