As I told you back in November Criterion is releasing onto blu-ray Joyce Chapra's terrific 1985 Joyce Carol Oates adaptation Smooth Talk, and they're releasing it this very day today, so what better time to take in some vintage Treat Williams. (Not that there's ever a bad time for a Treat.)
Treat Williams in Smooth Talk is just.......... pic.twitter.com/iQx3VgZJ2d— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) February 3, 2021
Have we all seen Smooth Talk before? I always want to say it's Laura Dern's first performance but having been the daughter of two movie stars she'd been popping up in things well before this one came around, but Criterion is right to label this as her "breakthrough performance" -- it was just that.