“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of my favorite films ever made. It’s pretty much in my top ten list. It’s one of those movies I’ll never get tired of watching even if I watched it like a 100 times, I could watch it a 100 more times. This movie never gets old even if it was released 40 years ago today. It’s just an entertaining as hell movie all the way through and it’s definitely one of Nicholson’s best films for sure.
A film about a guy with a criminal past is sent to a mental ward as ordered by the court. McMurphy tries to make life in the institution enjoyable and fun by making friends with the other inmates staying there. McMurphy is the only “sane” guy there but he can’t leave the institution on his own will while all the others have the freedom to walk out anytime they want to. The Nurse Ratched is abusive to the inmates so they decided to take matters in their own hands by fighting back at her.
I still have this movie in my DVD collection. It’s a classic film for sure and a masterpiece.