Children need love
Todd Hackett is an artist that falls in love with a beautiful blond that happens to be the daughter of alcoholic actor. The actress strings him along but never commits to the relationship or has sex with him; however, she does seem to put out for the "rougher" men in her life. Todd reluctantly moves on; and shortly thereafter, the alcoholic father passes away. In steps Homer Simpson, a religious man that supports the actress in every way possible; and again, no love and no commitment from the blond. When Todd returns to see Homer living a life similar to his younger self, how will the relationships evolve?
"Naked she was born and naked she would die."
John Schlesinger, director of Pacific Heights, An Eye for an Eye, Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man, and A Kind of Loving, delivers The Day of the Locus. The storyline for this picture is interesting and unpredictable and the conclusion is unique and fascinating. The acting is outstanding and the cast includes Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton, Bo Hopkins, and Jackie Earle Haley.
"I hate people with thin lips."
I have started watching Donald Sutherland movies after he was referenced in a recent book I read, Shantaram. This was not the movie referenced in the book, but it was very interesting. The film was a bit methodical and frustrating at times. However, this is a very artistic film that is unique and one of a kind. The end is definitely worthwhile. This is worth watching once but contains a long run time.
"Don't make me hurt you."