Cinema: Lonely Guy Gets a Nose Job ROXANNE

Directed by Fred Schepisi Screenplay by Steve Martin

Nice looking fellow. Even features, crinkly eyes, a ready smile, muscles taut from gym work, autumnal hair with a fine early frost. He could be a cousin of his fellow Rocky Mountain resident Robert Redford. Then look closer and find a superhero's face as it might have been drawn by Wallace Wood for a Mad comic- book parody. The jawline, a shade too prominent, entertains the rumor of buffoonery. The smile is one of unwarranted self-assurance. His eye squint seems not to have registered that the world sees him differently: as a preening oaf. With every gesture he is screaming, Help!...

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