Nobody's Fool


Nobody's Fool Review

Paul Newman is back as the title character of Nobody's Fool. Nobody's Fool is a study of small-town life in upstate New York, focused on Newman as the go-between among a dozen or so townsfolk. Superb performances abound, particularly by Jessica Tandy (in her final role) and Bruce Willis, and even Melanie Griffith as Newman's would-be love interest performs with genuine emotion. Newman steals the show, of course, as the flawed Everyman who chooses to just let life happen and not make a big show of it.

Nobody's Fool is about as good a picture as can be expected to come out of Hollywood these days. It ties up a little too nicely, and tells a pleasant little story without going to the bother of trying to make much of a point. It's satisfying, but if you see the film, don't expect to have too much to say about it. I don't.

Nobody's Fool

Facts and Figures

Run time: 110 mins

In Theaters: Friday 13th January 1995

Distributed by: Paramount Home Video

Production compaines: Capella International, Cinehaus, Paramount Pictures

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 49 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Sully Sullivan, as Carl Roebuck, as Toby Roebuck, as Beryl Peoples, as Peter Sullivan, as Rub Squeers, as Wirf Wirfley, as Clive Peoples Jr., as Officer Raymer, as Judge Flatt, as Charlotte Sullivan, Alexander Goodwin as Will Sullivan, Carl J. Matusovich as Wacker Sullivan (as Carl John Matusovich), Jay Patterson as Jocko, as Ollie Quinn, as Cass, as Hattie, as Birdy, Angelica Page as Ruby (as Angelica Torn), Richard Mawe as Ralph, Joe Paparone as Rufus, Shannah Laumeister as Didi, John Leighton as Funeral Director, Kenneth Frawley as Horace Yaney, as Whit, Frank W. Inness as Garbage Man, Page Johnson as C. W. Lomax, William Raymond Calhoun as Vernon, Bob Heitman as Lawyer from Albany, Drenda Spohnholtz as Girl at the Country Club, Gerry Robert Byrne as Charlie, Anibal O. Lleras as Juror (uncredited), as Vera (uncredited)