Originally Posted by jogsxyz
Glengarry Glenross is one of the most depressing movies ever made. Don't watch it. It's a downer.
Man, you ain't never lied.
Glengarry Glen Ross
This movie is pretty brutal. I'm familiar with the Alec Baldwin pep talk towards the beginning because that has been quoted everywhere but other than that I had no idea what this movie was about. I predicted it to be ruthless. Prediction fulfilled obv.
I enjoyed it a lot and thought the acting was great. I actually think they overacted a bit but it fit because if everyone talked without enthusiam or expression (which is probably what this type of movie would be like irl) then I probably would have been bored and turned off the film.
The film was done very well imo; considering that like a play there was mostly dialogue/expressions and a lack of physical action. I am not familiar with Mamet but this movie has sparked some interest. Any recommendations?
I thought Al Pacino was great in this movie. The typical "I'm your buddy" salesman who takes that role even further by allowing you to see a bit of his weird/dark side.
One scene that I particularly enjoyed was the exchange in the restaurant between Ed Harris and Alan Arkin when they discuss the plan. The quick cuts and hinting doublespeak worked well imo. The funny thing is how unnatural a conversation like that would actually be, yet it fit the movie nicely.
This movie definitely shows you the early death that a life based in sales usually brings.