Well almost exactly a month ago, we lost Ernest Borgnine which has been a terrible tragedy for many fans and film buffs who know his work. Sadly, I have hardly seen a thing from him besides voicing as Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants. So after hearing his tragic death, I decided that it's long time that I take a look at what he seems to be best known for; being the star in the 1955 Best Picture winning movie, Marty.
Plot: Marty is a 34 year old Italian-American man who works as a butcher living with his mother. He's known to be socially awkward yet good-natured and his family and friends keep nagging at him over the matter that he hasn't gotten married while all of his siblings are married and some even have a couple of kids. Marty wants to get married but is tired of always being let down whenever he's interested in a girl. But one Saturday night, he and his best friend Angie go to a ballroom to find dates and along the way he meets this girl named Clara and they start to spend the evening together.
This is a very charming movie. The comedy is cute, the characters are entertaining, the story has been herd before, but you don't really care since it feels like this is the first time anyone has told it more or less and the way they tell is has some pretty good charm. I think my only problem would be that certain parts of the dialogue keep repeating just about every single time throughout the movie. I mean it's fine when it's done for comedy or something, but even when it makes a little bit of sense it seems a little off when it's happening even in the most dramatic parts of the movie. But I guess that's just the kind of world that the characters live in and sometimes such as during the very end, it can turn out to be utterly awesome.
Ernest Borgnine/Marty: Borgnine was excellent in this movie. He perfectly displayed this really kind - hearted guy that really has it hard socially and with trying to date women. I mean his performance from when he's finding out he's not getting a date from a girl earlier in the film is so perfectly done. You really care about what this guy goes through and with the situations that he's facing and Borgnine makes that happens very well.
And that's my review for Marty. It's a charming movie with a simple story, fun characters, splendid acting and just an excellent movie to watch that I think deserved to win Best Picture during its time.