Second new movie of 2014: Glengarry Glen Ross.
I’ve been meaning to watch this one for a while – I’ve watched the monologue by Alec Baldwin several times, especially in the context of my work on political campaigns as a humorous motivator for myself and my staff.
The acting in this film is great, particularly the characters played by Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon. The storyline is captivating, and though it’s clearly set in the 80s, it’s still incredibly relevant and relatable some 30 years later.
One of my favorite parts of the movie is a small one, “the restaurant” across the street from their offices. I always love depictions of a regular spot like that, the cast of characters and the familiarity they enjoy.