Revealing mistake: In the scene where Karen is too afraid to accept free clothes from Jimmy and speeds off, the yellow NY state license plate falls from the parked car to reveal the modern white one underneath. (02:11:35)
I watched this movie on Netflix.
Goodfellas is another one of those old classics that was on my list of shame, having never seen it. Since it is going to be leaving Netflix on May 1st (2020), I decided to go for it.
It was pretty good, a nice look into gangster life of that era with some great performances all around. I didn't think it was an amazing film, but it was good. Had I seen it younger, I might have liked it more...? Maybe? Not saying I didn't like it, but I don't think it's 5 stars worthy.
It's really long, in fact the first night I started it I was too tired and quit after 40 minutes. Came back and finished the rest the next night.
I do like some gangster movies. In fact Road to Perdition is one of my favorite films. Just this one I thought was OK.
Mistake Status: Saw a few in my watch. This isn't the kind of movie I'd be keen to revisit for mistake purposes.
Henry Hill: What happened?
Jimmy Conway: They whacked him. They fucking whacked him. I can't fucking believe it.
Trivia: The lines in the scene at Tommy's house where his mother makes dinner for them were entirely improvised by the actors.
Question: In the scene where Tommy believes he is being made, right after he walks into the room you hear him say "Oh no!" right before he is shot. Tommy obviously realizes that he was set up. However, what is it that he sees in the room that tips him off?
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