The Player

I last watched this 1992 film way back in 2008, having watched it one time before that.

Even though this is now the third time I have seen this I had forgotten most of the story and even who was in it apart from Tim Robbins. Along with Tim, the main cast included Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Brion James, Dean Stockwell, and a very funny Lyle Lovett.

There was also quite a cast of cameos, which unsurprisingly holds the record for the most in one film. It included people like Cher, Malcolm McDowell, Burt Reynolds, Leeza Gibbons, Jeff Goldblum, Jack Lemmon, Bruce Willis, Lily Tomlin, Harry Belafonte, and James Coburn. There were 40 in all, so it was fun spotting them all, with many were just in the background for a few seconds.

The story was pretty good, it never slowed down and there were no dull moments. Tim was most excellent in his role, and he was pretty much in every scene. There were plenty of references and in-jokes throughout the film, this website lists some of them.

So this is well worth a watch, especially for films buffs, although it would help if you are familiar with eighties and nineties actors, and films in general.

I may just watch it again some day.

Date watched: May 26th
Score: 8.5/10
Film count 2018: 35

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