Sunday, November 20, 2016

Local Hero (1983)

Warner Bros.
Directed by Bill Forsyth
My rating: 2.5 stars
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Warner Bros.)

Materialistic oil executive from Texas is sent to a remote Scottish town to convince the inhabitants to sell out. They are more than eager to do so, but feign disinterest to get more money. The Texan gradually gets to know the quirky townsfolk, and in the process becomes one of them. Quaint and quirky before it became cool, but also rather dull, especially Peter Riegert in the lead role. Burt Lancaster has fun as his eccentric boss. Might benefit from repeated viewings.

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