Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever ★★

I realize a lot of people like this because it’s actually a dark character study rather than the Disco movie everybody remembers it as, but honestly that doesn’t really hold weight with me because I never forgot about the things everybody forgets about. Though I don’t know how everybody else forgot all the rape scenes… But even as a character study I don’t think it works because it’s not good with any degree of nuance, and at some point it just feels like shock value. I get it, the film is about how this guy is all cool outward appearances when in actuality he’s a complete fuck-up who’s deeply insecure, but just because I get it doesn’t mean I have to like it as well.