Movie Review ‘GoodFellas’: It’s a Guy Thing.

“Goodfellas” is a movie about the seductive joy of evil.

Kyle Smith at the National Review:

Knowing how his story ended, do you think Joe Pesci’s character Tommy DeVito would have done things any differently? If he’d had his life to live over, would he have gone into plumbing or roofing before expiring of a heart attack in his Barcalounger? Would he have chosen the life of a square? I think not. Even knowing things would end with a gunshot in the face (oh, sorry! — spoiler alert), I think Tommy would have considered it a fair trade.

Also:

GoodFellas is a guy movie. This shouldn’t be any more controversial than “Notting Hill is a chick flick.” (And I loved Notting Hill.)

Now I’m thinking about the distinction between “guy movies” and “chick flicks” and about how men and women can enjoy either and yet the distinction exists.

I agree that “Notting Hill” is a chick flick. I wouldn’t say I loved it – “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Love, Actually” were MUCH better. But I liked it fine.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner