Giant

directed by George Stevens
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1956
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:02/27/2016
Description:Texas rancher Jordan Benedict (Rock Hudson) goes east to buy a horse and ends up with a wife, Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor). She has a hard time adjusting to Texas, where women are treated like children and the Mexican workers are treated like trash. Jett Rink (James Dean) is a worker on the ranch. Jordan doesn't like him because he's insolent, but his sister does. When she dies from a fall off a horse, she leaves Jett a bit of land and he soon finds oil and becomes a millionaire. Jordan and Leslie have three kids. Jordan hopes the boy, Jordan Jr. will take over the ranch, but he marries a Mexican woman and becomes a doctor. Another daughter marries a rancher, but they want to have a small ranch where they can experiment with breeding, so they turn down Jordan's offer. The younger daughter, Luz, makes a play for Jett, but when she realizes he has a thing for her mother, she takes off for Hollywood. Jordan and Leslie grow old together gracefully.
My Rating:5

Reviews for Giant

Review - Giant

Way, way too long, and too filled with characters I didn't care about. Taylor's Leslie was likable, as was Jordan Jr. played by Dennis Hopper. Otherwise, not so much. The worst was James Dean who, with his method acting, just looked like he had brain damage the whole time.
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