Listen To The Band: “Citizens Band”

The 1977 Citizens Band was released during the national CB radio funfest, but didn’t make any money.  Even with a re-release and title change (Handle With Care) it fell commercially flat.  Directed by Jonathan Demme, it’s a movie rather short of brains but largely successful.  It’s a rural serio-comedy, a trifle silly about women and other things—congrats, though, to actresses Ann Wedgeworth and Marcia Rodd—but also slyly funny.

Other people have liked Citizens Band more than I do, although I do like it—primarily for some of its probing performances.  Boyish Paul Le Mat is at his best.

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