NATURAL ENEMIES dvd
DIRECTOR: Jeff Kanew (Gotcha!, Revenge of the Nerds)
STARS: Hal Holbrook, Louise Fletcher, Peter Armstrong, Jose Ferrer
SYNOPSIS: One of the darkest dramas (that you've never heard of) to come out of the 70's. You'd have a hard time finding a more depressed, cynical, pessimistic, hopeless character than Hal Holbrook's "Paul" in this film. He basically hates his job, his wife, his kids, everything. We learn very early on that he is planning to give up on everything, shoot his family and then kill himself! His friend Jose Ferrer made it through the Holocaust and even he has more zest for life (see clip below)! At one point Holbrook has one last hurrah when he goes to a brothel and treats himself to 5 hookers. Even then he spends half the time complaining to them about life not being worth living. You have to be in the right mood to watch this one but it's fascinating to see a character study of such a dark individual.
*For more see: People Next Door, Sarah T. / Boy Who Drank Too Much, The Pilot, Driver's Seat and Ken Park
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
RED dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Hal Holbrook in bed with 5 hookers
Hal Holbrook talks with Jose Ferrer
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