Saturday, September 13, 2014
RADIO DAYS (1987)
From beginning to end RADIO DAYS is a delight. The stories come and go in a leisurely manner and none of them overstay their welcome. In fact, a lot of them could have been longer. My favorites were: everything with Mia Forrow (of course), the one where his uncle goes to confront their Communist neighbor (Larry David) and ends up renouncing God, the baseball player that keeps getting injured and the one where the narrator sees his teacher naked. We also get to hear Diane Keaton sing, which is always a joy.
How much you like RADIO DAYS will depend on how much you enjoy nostalgic stories, but for me I thought it was great. Would make an interesting double-feature with Fellini's AMARCORD. Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, the 30's/40's soundtrack is magnificent!