The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Reviews
Country music isn't particular my thing, but this film is fun and I still remember pretty much every word throughout the film (yes, I was an even worse film addict as a kid).
I have to rate this film fairly high, the nostalgia's sake.
(Full review coming soon)
Date Night: Nope
Art Factor: None
Fun Factor: Low
Emotional Factor: None
Intelligence Factor: None
Essential Viewing: No
The Plot: A madam at a Texas Brothel and her Sheriff boyfriend fight to try and keep the doors of the whorehouse open. And sing and dance.
My Take: This movie is the best kind of horrible. Burt Reynolds shows up basically playing the same character from Smokey & The Bandit or Cannonball Run, meaning mustached, chest haired and smirking his way to alpha male supremacy. Dolly Parton is her singing and dancing big haired, big tittied self. Seriously, I don't think any actress was ever asked to stretch less for a role. The script has it's moments, but those moments are quickly struck down by sub par musical numbers. The real stars of this guilty fun are Dom DeLuise as the moral watchdog of Texas and Charles Durning (nominated for a best supporting actor oscar!) as a wonderful composite of every sleazy down south government type you can think of. Both bring an almost Blazzing Saddles quality to their scenes and bring some real fun to the viewer. And when the real fun runs out, this movies well goes pretty damn dry. For all of you large chest lovers out there, Dolly Parton's chesticles could have gotten their own spot in the credits at the end of the film. But I guess the same could be said of Reynold's mustache.
[classic] musical Dolly Dolly Dolly! :D Crazy Dom DeLuise performance
This has been on like a loop on CMT lately on the B00BtUbe.
Also see for a performance of Dolly's version of "I Will Always Love You", which, of course, came before Whitney Houston's much more popular (and better) version.