Goin' South Reviews
His marriage is all work and no play, since Julie isn't willing to put out. While on top of things, the sheriff's deputy Towfield (Christopher Lloyd) still wants Henry dead, especially since he's married to the woman Towfield loves. Henry and Julia's loyalties to each other are also put to the test when they find gold and when Henry's old gang find out about it and want a share.
Goin' South doesn't have the best plot, but the movie at least has a strong cast with fine performances and good chemistry between Nicholson and Steenburgen. Even when Jack is in a movie where the plot is a little thin, the guy is just entertaining. While Christopher Lloyd is also always great and one of the most under-rated character actors of all time.
You would think with a cast like Nicholson (As Good As It Gets), Lloyd (Back to the Future), Steenburgen (Joan of Arc), Belushi (Blues Brothers), and DeVito (Big Fish) that this would be a very entertaining movie.
As much as I found it entertaining, I think I would rather watch Anchorman with Will Ferrel.
I can see the characters ‚??slowly‚?? developing throughout the film, but I think I can see the flies slowly buzzing through the room as well.
After getting married, Nicholson thinks he's off the hook and can go back to being an outlaw. Unfortunately for him, Steernburgen is a strict wife and sees to it that her husband works for him on her land. The outlaw quickly finds out that the land is worth a little more than what meets the eye.
The movie is a quaint one about marriage and love, good and evil and blur that often occurs between the two. It was humorous at times, really odd at others and overall was an interesting film, if not much like a western.
A fun time.