Pretty Poison

1968

Comedy / Crime / Romance / Thriller

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Anthony Perkins as Dennis Pitt
Tuesday Weld as Sue Ann Stepanek
John Randolph as Morton Azenauer
Beverly Garland as Mrs. Stepanek
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1hr 29 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by manuel-pestalozzi 10 / 10

Small, funny and decidedly evil

It mixes elements of Gun Crazy with Lolita and Night of the Hunter and may have influenced Terrence Malick's Badlands and Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade. With this I want to say, Pretty Poison is a very American and good and memorable movie.

It has the best performance of Anthony Perkins I have ever seen. And I have seen Hitchcock's Psycho. He plays a character who, like Billy Liar, lives in a kind of a fantasy world (he is not a teenager however, but well past 30) – a potential Lee Harvey Oswald, I guess. His confused state of mind is exploited by a premature, smart and amoral girl, played by Tuesday Weld who is also terrific. The world this confused character had constructed for himself and which gave him some kind of self confidence and cockiness crumbles fast and leaves him a helpless, quivering bundle.

There are some quirky details which lift the story from the ruts of formulaic story telling. The lower middle class girl drives a snazzy powder blue Triumph convertible sports car, the couple make excursions into the wilderness, the Perkins character has a nightmarish night out in hiding, with hooting owls, red lizards and headlights piercing the forest. It all has a slightly surrealistic quality which reflect the character's state of mind and gives the movie a dream like quality. The dialog is also good – the best scene for me was Perkin's phone call to the local sheriff in order to report a murder. Check it out.

In the final scene the girl meets a new boyfriend. I bet this is young Joe Pesci, but he is not in the credits. - Thanks to the IMDb message board I know now that I would have lost the bet. Still, it's a pleasant and exciting discovery.

Reviewed by ccthemovieman-1 8 / 10

Interesting Characters In This Unfairly-Ignored Film

It was great to see Tuesday Weld again, and in her prime, physically. She was a real "looker," to use an old phrase. Just seeing her was worth the price of the rental.

Usually I point out the photography or the riveting story as the facet (s) of the movie I enjoyed best, but in this case it's the actors and characters they played.

It was also fun to see Tony Perkins ("Dennis Pitt") play his Norman Bates-type "Pyscho" character again, although I prefer "Bates" over "Pitt." At least Bates wasn't all talk like Pitt was in this story. "Norman" delivered the goods, when needed! Here, Weld's "Sue Ann Stepanek" walks the talk.

Tuesday Weld, by the way, proves in this film she's a lot more than a pretty face. (She also looked her age when she shot this film. That was 25, and here her role is that of a 17-year-old, which is stretching it a bit...but who's counting?)

The most interesting character might have been "Mrs. Stepanek," played by Beverly Garland, but she really had too small a role, just a couple of speaking scenes. I think this film would have been better had Garland's character been expanded regarding the exposing of Pitt as a fraud. She was just getting into that, but it was never followed up. Before you know it - poof! - she's gone.

The two other main supporting actors in here also played intriguing characters: John Randolph as the parole officer, "Morton Azenhauer," and Dick O'Neil as employer "Bud Munsch." Randolph and O'Neill were excellent character actors for many years.

For those watching for the first time, I would advise being patient with the first half of this film. The story doesn't really have much spark to it until "Sue Ann" begins to reveal her true inner self. which is not "pretty." Until then, we just get Perkins' nutcase character going on and on to Weld about his supposed CIA connections. Fortunately, as soon as this becomes tiresome, "Sue Ann" saves the film by springing into action.

Some reviewers thought the ending was unsatisfying but I had no problems with it since you know, thanks to movie's final shot, that justice will be served. Sometimes it just takes longer.

Overall, as most people observe, this a good movie that has been largely ignored over the years. This recent DVD release will help but, at this point, I doubt it will ever been a "known" film except to fans of either Weld or Perkins, or by word of mouth on websites like this. Sadly, you won't find this DVD at the big rental stores. You'll just have to take the word of reviewers here, beginning with J-Slack - who gives more of an in-depth account of the film's characters - that this film is worth renting or buying, sight-unseen.

Reviewed by manuel-pestalozzi 10 / 10

A movie not to be missed

It mixes elements of Gun Crazy with Lolita and Night of the Hunter and may have influenced Terrence Malick's Badlands and Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade. With this I want to say, Pretty Poison is a very American and good and memorable movie.

It has the best performance of Anthony Perkins I have ever seen. And I have seen Hitchcock's Psycho. He plays a character who, like Billy Liar, lives in a kind of a fantasy world (he is not a teenager however, but well past 30) – a potential Lee Harvey Oswald, I guess. His confused state of mind is exploited by a premature, smart and amoral girl, played by Tuesday Weld who is also terrific. The world this confused character had constructed for himself and which gave him some kind of self confidence and cockiness crumbles fast and leaves him a helpless, quivering bundle.

There are some quirky details which lift the story from the ruts of formulaic story telling. The lower middle class girl drives a snazzy powder blue Triumph convertible sports car, the couple make excursions into the wilderness, the Perkins character has a nightmarish night out in hiding, with hooting owls, red lizards and headlights piercing the forest. It all has a slightly surrealistic quality which reflect the character's state of mind and gives the movie a dream like quality. The dialog is also good – the best scene for me was Perkin's phone call to the local sheriff in order to report a murder. Check it out.

In the final scene the girl meets a new boyfriend. I bet this is young Joe Pesci, but he is not in the credits. - Thanks to the IMDb message board I know now that I would have lost the bet. Still, it's a pleasant and exciting discovery.

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