Cocktail

Cocktail

DVD - 1988
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Tom Cruise plays Brian Flanagan, a young confident and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro, becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video, 1988
ISBN: 9780788832789
0788832786
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Let me tell ya - I have always believed Thomas Mapother IV.... (Oops!)... I mean, Tom Cruise to be nothing but a total no-talent pretty-boy - And, the fact that he couldn't even convincingly play a shallow, self-loving bartender in "Cocktail" confirms that belief of mine, 100%.

And this confirmation about Thomas has now prompted me to swear that I'll never, ever watch another one of his dreary films ever again. Never. I'm serious here.

Mapother IV... I mean, Cruise was so annoyingly clueless in his role as stud-muffin bartender, Brian Flanagan that I'm certain someone out of camera-range was actually continually feeding him his lines so that he would know WTF? was expected of him next. I'm not kidding here.

Anyway - To say that this formulaic "poor-boy-meets-rich-girl" story from 1988 was pure pedestrian rubbish would truly be an understatement like no other.

Yeah, it's not that good of a film...maybe, if you like the 80s music, and you get off on a youthful Elizabeth Shue, and you like soap opera style relationship conflict writing...maybe then, this would be worth a perusal.

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janetw11
Nov 06, 2017

Not nearly as fun as I remember it. Starts out good and goes downhill fast. Elisabeth Shue is darling as always. Look for her in a great 80's film - "Adventures in Babysitting." KCLS has it.

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mbepoi
Jan 16, 2016

If you like this one, its similar to Top Gun? Without the bad ballads?

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uzebdrumz
Mar 30, 2013

Tom Crooze (google that for a laugh) flair bartending for 103 minutes with a few gratuitous sex scenes and bad dialogue.

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