After one of a foursome of good ol’ boys drops dead from a heart attack, the remaining three: Gus, Harry, and Archie (John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk, respectively) embark on a grief-fueled bender with the stamina of their former youth, which they are mourning. Hard. (1970) by John Cassavetes, invites us to indulge in the folly of mid-life crisis, both in its comedy and danger.  The opening montage illustrates their condition. Four middle-aged men make muscle-man poses... [more]
Posted by Jillian McManemin on 8/9/17