Cinema: Sunbelt Saturday Night

URBAN COWBOY Directed by James Bridges Screenplay by James Bridges and Aaron Latham

Urban Cowboy is one of those movies that are all packaging and no execution. To put the matter more harshly, the elements that must have made it commercially attractive to its producers, and surely built up the public's anticipation of it, have been distorted and attenuated to the point of extinction as the picture developed.

What everyone obviously hoped for was a film that would do for country-and-western music what Saturday Night Fever did for the disco craze—make a lively, gritty comment on it and earn big bucks too....

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