I was hesitant getting this, expecting it would fail to meet my memory of reading the book so long ago. it's worth the risk, John C Reilly did a great job, and the story is still as strong as ever.
I loved the inside look at mental health facilities this book gave. I've somehow managed to avoid seeing the movie so it was all new to me. One of my top books of all time.
The main character, McMurphy, raising hell is hilarious.
John C Reilly rocked this reading. I can't put into words how entertaining he was to listen to. None of his characters sounded the same, didn't even sound like him at all.
I just finished it and almost want to start it again.
McMurphy gives an impassioned speech pretty early into the book about the virtue of trying -- regardless of outcome. It was very moving.
John C.Reilly makes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sing.
Great book. So long as small minded people put on suits and uniforms so they can crush the human spirit in others while telling them it's what's best, this book will live.
J.C. Reilly is one amazing actor. I can't think of anyone else like him. Every time, 'Who is this bum? and then whack, he's got you. He could read the phone book, make you laugh out loud then cry seconds later.
or back talk some pedantic bully?
This film won the Academy Award in '75 for Best Picture. It was a wonderful film and the book tells it from Chief Bromden's point if view. I wasn't sure about John C. Reilly doing the performance, but I was pleasantly surprised. Worth the cost.