This is one of those movies that you may have looked at the cover and passed by. Get it! This movie is for all time, a classic about the human condition, as any thing that has any worth is ultimately about. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest stars Jack Nicholson as Randle McMurphy. Randle is a lover of life, who feigns insanity to get out of the routine work of prison, only to escape into the routine hell of a world governed by Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) who is all things controlling and manipulative.
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest takes place in a mental institution which is really like a microcosm of the mad world we all live in at times. Randy fights Ratched tooth and nail, for the basic human rights of mixed nuts Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, and Christopher Lloyd, while Nurse Ratched by way of drugs and guilt trips, keeps her majorly voluntary patients subdued. Randle slowly arouses doubt into the minds of the complacent patients, urging them to exit their asylum into a real life of Women and World Series. But, the evil Nurse Ratched is not going to let them pass through her orderlies of fear without a fight.
Mental illness is not funny, but with a friend like Randle McMurphy it can be fun. It is ultimately Randy’s friendship that sets his fellow captives free. A touch of the hand, a smile on the face, a word you needed to hear. Just being present in someones life. People need people, or they will go nuts and everybody does their time in the nut house of the world. Go and buy the DVD right now and watch it with someone you haven’t seen in a while. This Movie is one of the really good ones. Five Stars!