Posted on 5/05/12 08:29 PM
R.P. McMurphy is a criminal who's faking his conditions so that he may spend his time not in jail but in a mental institution. Here he is able to meet other inmates and interact with them. Nurse Ratched runs the ward. She handles the patients with acute discipline. She cares for the patients in ways she thinks would help them get better. She's a tyrant. Only her rules will be followed. McMurphy sympathizes for the inmates. He tries to wage war with the ruling nurse and make his inmates feel life in a better way inside the ward. In the end, everything falls down and we can see how tragic things can be if the government rules the people with iron hands and tight belts.
I'm a fan of Nicholson. He's a talented man. A great actor. What he did here is unforgettable. He lead the whole talented cast of this film and made it magnificent. What i think that made this film a classic is its cast. All of them are effective. Leads and supports. Another thing is the direction. Those sessions where the patients had their talk with the nurse feels real and exciting. The whole film feels tight and at the same time cool. A must see.