I will fight her, just as McMurphy and the others did (just wait and see).
At the beginning, I was a bit sceptical about Louise Fletcher playing the role of Nurse Ratched. After all, Fletcher is (amazingly) beautiful and although Miss Ratched was described as a pretty woman in the novel as well, due to her cruel character, I was expecting someone with a more frightening face or, more importantly, compunctious facial expressions. The big bosom, which is essential for the novel, was missing too (which annoyed me the most really). However, since the film really doesn’t come close to the brilliance of the novel (Ken Kesey is a genius and it is difficult to put the meaning of the novel into a two hour film), I’m quite happy with her. Besides, the chemistry between Fletcher and Nicholson worked out pretty good (I love the scene where they are fake-smiling at each other) and I couldn’t imagine any other actress standing next to him (I couldn’t ever imagine somebody else playing the role of McMurphy either, I LOVE Jack Nicholson). Although a lot of things from the novel are missing (no wonder Kesey refused to watch the film), it is made lovingly and it is definitely worth watching.
I gotta get back to my term paper now, which happens to be about “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.