★★★★★ – Empire. Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy, faces a day of reckoning when he returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home to visit his ailing father.
★★★★★ – Empire
"★★★★★ – This superbly composed film comes as close to perfection as it gets" – Guardian
Following his breakout turn in Easy Rider, rising star Jack Nicholson gives an extraordinary performance as Bobby Dupea – a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy
immune to any sense of responsibility.
Visiting his upper-middle-class childhood home, Bobby faces some kind of reckoning when he returns to see his dying father, blue-collar girlfriend in tow.
Director Bob Rafelson's turn-of-the-decade gem was nominated for four Oscars, and established Nicholson as a great actor and a genuine star.