Breaking Away

I saw "Breaking Away" on Netflix the other night. Its always been one of my favorite films because it captures so well the angst of growing up and trying to find your own identity. This lovely little film of Peter Yates' won a best original screenplay Oscar in 1979 and was also nominated for best picture for good reason.

You will undoubtedly recognize a very young Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern but it is Dennis Christopher who really carries this film as the boy enchanted with cycling and all things Italian.

As Siskel and Ebert used to say: Two big thumbs up!


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