Anything To Do With Marting Scorsese And Robert De Niro You Can't Beat!!
, 14 Dec 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS
Show review anywayHide
There's a long introduction to the film.. not that it matters! Jake LaMotta. 'I'd rather you cheer when I delve into Shakespeare.' 'Give me a stage where the bull here can rage.' 'I want you to fight him, kick him, do anything you have to do!' The first fight scene is really realistic!! Somehow Jake LaMotta loses the first fight in spite of knocking his opponent down. Chaos erupts in the ring. Two of the same actors from Casino. Joe Pesci plays Jake's brother. '..The people knew.' Its very far from domestic bliss for Jake and his wife as the argue over the steak she is cooking him. 'That son of a b&tch is calling me an animal!' 'Come on honey. Let's be friends. Truce.' - '.. - You eat, drink like an animal. - You can't keep doing this. You've got fights coming up.' LaMotta wants to fight Joe Lewis. The best there is. Although he's a heavyweight and LaMotta is a middle weight. 'I want you to hit me in the face!' - 'Your cuts are opening and everything. What does it prove?!' 'I'm here breaking my a^se. Not them!' - That's in reference to Joe not bringing his friends up to the ring. Jake's obsessed about a blonde haired woman - Vicky. An interesting (and dangerous) way to drive! So they play pitch n put. 'I've never played this game before!' (Guess it was a new game in the '50s!) '..You're so far away like in the other side of the room!' 'That's a bird. - Was a bird, its dead now!' So La Motta fights Sugar Ray Robinson. He knocks him out and wins the fight. He fights Robinson for the third time! Somehow Sugar Ray Robinson wins the fight! - 'You won and they robbed you!' - The way Joey smashes up a chair in the dressing room reminds me of his character in Casino! Interestingly a bit of the film is shot in colour when Joey and Jake are filmed on an old fashioned camera. (Probably the first of its kind). He marries Vicky!! We see a whole host of La Motta's triumphs in the ring. He's trying to get his weight down to 155 pounds. - He's obviously not earning much due to where he lives. Joey is his manager! 'If you win you win. If you lose you lose. - There's no way you can lose!' Jake asks Joey to keep an eye on his wife, Vicky. 'Come on lady laugh it up. - I laughed it up when you came in!' (A compare). This whole Vicky, Jake relationship is just like Ginger, Ace in the film Casino!! (A lot of suspicion and mistrust!) 'I would say bet everything you've got.. I'm gonna make him suffer!' LaMotta really takes it out on JaNiro in the ring. 'He ain't pretty no more!' 'I made a lot of money out of it!' - 'Probably more than he did. - That's for sure!' And Joey is just as mad and violent as the character he plays in Casino!! Joey is forced to make up. 'He thinks he's gonna walk in there and become champion on his own!!' 'Remember when I meet her here.' - 'Who?!' 'Vicky!' Jake is determined to catch Vicky cheating. 'As a matter of fact all bets are off on this one.' So what's Jake doing??! It looks like Jake threw the fight!! 1949 : La Motta is challenging for the championship belt. Perhaps Jake is working out who Vicky is having the affair with.. The fight is discontinued and Jake becomes world champion! 'You're supposed to be a champion. You eat like there's no tomorrow!' 'I don't trust you when it comes to her. I don't trust anyone.' Has Joey cheated with Vicky??!! (Just like Casino..) 'I'll ask you again. Did you do it?!' This film illustrates the problems in relationships. Jake La Motta has a fantastic come back in his title defence. Jake has an absolutely awful fight! It looks like he has given up. 'You never got me down Ray.' 1956 : We see an overweight Jake La Motta retired in Miami with his young family. 'Well folks its a thrill to be standing before you wonderful people tonight. In fact its a thrill to be standing!' The last part of the film is fantastic. Seeing a faded star's fall from grace. Kissing 21 year old women - its just sad. He actually reminds me of George Best. 'Yeh can't you get the money from your friends?!' - 'Yeh what friends!!' He gets put in jail. 'Hey why don't you leave me alone?! - I'm trying to do my routine!' He bumps into his brother Joey. Unfortunately he just can't the comedy scenes any more. 'Go get them champ!'
- Was this review helpful to you?
(0) Yes |