DVD Biloxi Blues [1996] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 8928),
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Biloxi Blues [1996] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In the second of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy (with BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND), Matthew Broderick plays Simon's alter ego, Eugene Jerome. This time Eugene is in army basic training during World War II, and his general dissatisfaction with military life is exacerbated by his sadistic drill sergeant, Toomey (performed with comic perfection by Christopher Walken). Eugene has three goals--to get out of the army alive, to lose his virginity, and to fall in love. In funny, poignant lessons, Eugene learns about friendship from his fellow soldiers, about sex from a down-home, no-nonsense prostitute, and about love from a local girl he meets at a dance. The strong supporting cast includes Park Overall as the prostitute and Penelope Ann Miller as Daisy, Eugene's first love. Broderick's deadpan delivery of his smart-aleck observations gives Mike Nichols's film many of its funniest moments.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 24491

  • Credits
    Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker, Markus Flanagan, Casey Siemaszko, Penelope Ann Miller
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A very classy movie....Superb performances..."
    New York Times

    "...Park Overall proves deliciously sly and knowing....The most intriguing performance comes from Christopher Walken...By starting so coolly, his subsequent aberrations seem all the more shocking..."

    "...It has some marvelous moments....Nichols seems to have perfect pitch when he's working with Simon..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Crackling dialogue and vivid characterisation....There are some moments to savour..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...In adapting Neil Simon's play, Nichols rarely swerves from his source....Broderick fits snugly into his everywimp persona..."
    Total Film

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