Urban Cowboy

1980

Drama / Romance

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IMDb Rating 6.3

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2.57G
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English
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132 min
P/S 89 / 97

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mreed 10

Okay, so I have come a long way from Houston by now, but whenever I see this movie, I am taken back to a little cowgirl&#39;s dream to one day ride the bull at Gilley&#39;s. (It burned down before I was of drinking age.)<br/><br/>If you grew up in in East Texas, then you know this movie is an accurate depiction of contemporary life at that time. If you didn&#39;t then trust me and watch the movie. Either you will join the many who love it (and at the same time strangely repulsed), or at the very least, you can make fun of the red-necks. (There is plenty material for poking fun.) This movie doesn&#39;t try to be P.C. (what was that in the 80&#39;s) or hide the white trash element and it is honest to the time and place.<br/><br/>Gotta be a 10 for me!

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Reviewed by rkerns6938 9

First let me say I am not from the south but I am an American. I don&#39;t love Country music but I can stomach it. I would never wear a cowboy hat but I wear hats. I don&#39;t live in a trailer but I do eat tuna salad and own a home. What does that have to do with this comment? A lot if you are one of those people who say only &quot;country&quot; people love this movie. This movie is loosely based on the &quot;They loved and lost&quot; premise. James Bridges directs an American love story as real as it gets. In an era of Jerry Springer and &quot;Lets put it out there&quot; mentality, this film rings truer than ever. <br/><br/>Bud is &quot;coming of age&quot; and embarks on a life of his own with a little help from his aunt and uncle so he moves to the big city with them. Bud finds himself drawn into the local honky tonk world for the only escape a blue collar man can afford. He quickly meets Sissy who is from a similar background and the two have a whirlwind romance filled with painful ups and downs. <br/><br/>(*This plot takes so many turns that one has to just sit for a few minutes before they get hooked. Marriage is a focus here that is often missed. Early in the film they marry and we view the transition from being single to married. The film highlights some of the modern struggles a woman has when she marries an old fashioned man. It also brings into view the male ego with women and competition.)<br/><br/>Bud is challenged and is excited when Micky&#39;s puts in an electronic bull. Sissy gets ideas of having fun on it too but is quickly reminded that she is married and need to start &quot;acting like it.&quot; The emotion between the two characters is raw and expressive and the plot continues from there especially when they (NOTE THIS IS GIVING SOME OF THE STORYLINE AWAY) split and Sissy falls for an ex con with a penchant for abuse and cruelty. She soon realizes that the grass is not always greener on the other side.<br/><br/>How anyone can compare Bud to Vinnie Barbirino is shocking to me. John Travolta gave an exceptional performance that was worthy recognition. He was believable and real. The scene where he shaves his beard and you first see him at the bar..still gives me goosebumps. Mind you I am not a huge Travolta fan, but come on, I see why Sissy was kicking of her boots so early in the film. Deb Winger was so real that you found yourself sympathizing with her as she pens a note of emotions to Bud, after sneaking in to clean his house during their break up. <br/><br/>The supporting cast was incredible. Wes played by Scott Glenn gave a first rate performance that made you hate him and curse him as he abused Sissy. Madolyn Smith-Osborne, as Buds Mistress/girlfriend was so authentic that large chested girls across the U.S. prayed to wake up flat chested to wear the clothes she donned in the film. My biggest kudos&#39;s go to Barry Corbin and Brooke Anderson as Bud&#39;s aunt and uncle. They seemed like someone&#39;s aunt and uncle somewhere in Texas and however small their role, they made the film so much bigger and lifelike. Two memorable scenes were the Dolly Parton contest and the unforgettable scene where Bud and his aunt stand outside after one of the characters death. The dialog between them is touching.<br/><br/>If you can watch this for what it is, a true American love story. Then I recommend that you take it for what it is...a film before it&#39;s time that gave us voyeurism into a world unlike our own but real enough for our enjoyment and entertainment. If this world sounds similar to yours then you will enjoy it so much more. Lastly, the music however dated, is sure to send you back in time if you are over 30 years of age.

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Reviewed by bkoganbing 7

For Urban Cowboy John Travolta plays one of the stronger alpha males ever portrayed on the big screen. He&#39;s a decent enough young kid who leaves his parent&#39;s homestead and strikes out for the big city of Dallas where his uncle Barry Corbin has promised to find him work in the petrochemical industry. In 1980 that was beginning to boom and Texas was definitely a growing place in the USA.<br/><br/>Travolta does a good job in making we the audience care about his character who when you come right down to it is a sexist pig. He meets and marries Debra Winger who&#39;s from the same background, but she&#39;s got some ideas that women should not be shadows of their men. And when she beats him at Gilley&#39;s mechanical bull, a man&#39;s game, that&#39;s it for him.<br/><br/>Scott Glenn who&#39;s an ex-convict is working at Gilley&#39;s and this film was his breakout role. He&#39;s a real snake in Urban Cowboy, he gets Travolta&#39;s goat with a mere look and he moves in on Winger. Travolta in turn takes up with rich girl, Madolyn Smith Osborne who&#39;s slumming at Gilley&#39;s. <br/><br/>Despite the characters, Urban Cowboy was really one gigantic commercial for the self-styled biggest honky tonk in the world. Gilley&#39;s is no longer there in the suburban Texas community of Pasadena, but the memories do live on. And the best thing about Urban Cowboy is the wonderful score of country/western songs that were featured in the film. I&#39;m not sure if some of the songs were not written specifically for Urban Cowboy, but it&#39;s the only reason I can think of why the Motion Picture Academy ignored the musical aspects of this film. I especially liked Johnny Lee&#39;s Looking For Love, if it was specifically written for this film, it&#39;s a disgrace that it wasn&#39;t nominated for Best Song.<br/><br/>I liked Debra Winger&#39;s character best in this film. She doesn&#39;t lose a trace of femininity, but she stands up to Travolta and does it in style. And this review is dedicated to that yet as unknown woman who will one day be the first woman bull-rider in the Professional Bull Riders.

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