... and yet, all of its merits are shadowed by its uneven pacing and seemingly-sloppy editing. That being said, Scorsese knows how to tell a good story, and Daniel Day-Lewis proves (once again) to be an amazing actor.
Enjoyable TV sequel finds Norman calling in to a radio station to flashback to his childhood. Young Norman is played by Henry Thomas, Elliott in Spielberg's classic "E.T." It's silly in parts, but Perkins carries it through and it's a heck of a lot better than Van Sant's "Psycho" remake.
I'm kind of shocked that E.T. has only two paws for a community rating. I guess some of the film snobs out there tend to #!@%*# on this movie and that's fine. I have a soul, however. Just watched it again for the first time in years and it held up incredibly. I cried, I'm not going to lie. The relationship between E.T. and Elliott is wonderful, Drew Barrymore is cute and hilarious, and just the look of the film is magical. I'm not the biggest Spielberg fan in the world and even I can love this one.
Hard to believe this film did not win any of its 10 Academy Award Nominations. Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver with outstanding performances. Great acting from supporting cast as well. Slow at times and a bit long, but great movie overall.