Is more like Chris than C.D.
If I could choose one thing about "Roxanne" to sing my praise of, it's
the brilliant make-up job for Steve Martin. His Pinnochio-like nose is
an unrealistic concept, but it is so perfectly rendered, you start to
believe that this is really Martin's own schnoz. That's really the best
thing about this 1987 update of "Cyrano de Bergerac". It's by no means
a terrible movie, but its premise outshines the actual finished
product. Oh, it does pay a decent tribute to the classic story, from
the famous scene in which our hero, C.D. Bales (Martin) finds 20 ways
to insult his own nose, the balcony scene where he woos his beloved
Roxanne (played here by Daryl Hannah) through the more handsome but
less verbally inclined Chris (Rick Rossovich), and even a duel of sorts
(with a tennis racket and a golf club in place of swords).
Yet "Roxanne" falls short, mainly due to the fact that it's a touch
overlong and too lighthearted for its own good. Also, I found Hannah to
be a rather insipid and uninspired choice as Roxanne, especially since
Roxanne is supposed to be a brilliant astronomer. Sure, any man could
have a crush on her, but to have someone as sweet, witty, and
passionate as C.D. fall madly in love with her? Call me a hardened
cynic, but I just didn't buy it. Martin is at his best as C.D., and
he's almost able to make you ignore his enormous honker. He's genuinely
funny, and the scenes that reveal his insecurities about his looks are
quietly moving. I must also make special mention of Rossovich as Chris,
C.D.'s unknowing rival for Roxanne's affections. He plays Chris as a
decent guy who isn't stupid, just painfully shy and terrible with
words. Despite his good looks, he's no more confident than C.D. is. I
guess the movie's other moral is that beautiful people have problems
too. Steve Martin fans will probably adore this one, but for everyone
else, it probably won't make much of an impression..
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Martin shines in average rom com
Steve Martin (The man with two brains) stars as fire chief Charlie
Bales, a man with a big nose. This unusual feature makes him believe he
will be able to be with a girl he has just met, the beautiful Roxanne.
Martin gives a good performance as the insecure but happy fire chief.
His best moment is the famous bar scene where he is challenged to think
of 20 insults regarding his big nose, which is the most interesting
point of the film.
The over sized nose is the big talking point of the town and the use of
it was quite interesting as it brought out a touching subject regarding
appearance and what other people though of it. As the film is a comedy
it is the focus on pretty much all of the jokes and uses it well, with
Martin's comedy experience proving vital to make the nose jokes work.
His reactions are excellent, the bar scene and the opening sequence
with the two men. The fact Martin did all of his own stunts was a fact
I couldn't believe because there are some very difficult manoeuvres
that he has to do but all are executed brilliantly.
The plot is consistent, with many good jokes and a sweet storyline
regarding the fire chief and the woman he has fallen for. Sadly it
follows up the conventional romantic story line. Don't get me wrong I
love romantic films but a bit of variety every now and again wouldn't
Rossovich and Hannah are good enough in their roles but are completely
outshone by Martin. They had pretty conventional roles and always
seemed to give the film predictability rather than spontaneity. Though
that is also down to some cheesy and poor dialogue.
Martin's performance however is enough to carry the film from start to
finish and had the film been longer or varied from the usual romantic
conventions, then this would be the perfect romantic comedy..