"Atlantic City" (1980)

Atlantic City - Susan Sarandon
Last night I finally saw this film of my old home state, New Jersey, directed by Louis Malle. Ultimately the story of a woman and an older man who help each other out and finally make a break out of long-standing habits, both Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster are quite good in this film. I was surprised at how the plot revolves around fairly predictable crime film lines, yet it still seemed fresh somehow. Malle uses the city scape very effectively also, caught right in the turning point years after gambling was legalized.Bonus points for cheesy Robert Goulet singing scene!

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