very moving film. a very good ensemble cast – one to rival that of any major motion picture i can think of off the top of my head. the ending is great. i love films that make you feel good about the human spirit and this film always does that for me so it’ll always be near the top of my list. nurse ratched isn’t pure evil and that adds a deeper element to the film which i really enjoyed. the dean of the hospital and the other doctors, like nurse ratched, all feel like they are helping their patients and that’s more realistic and scary than if they were just purely evil people. the weakest part of the film (if there is one) is the soundtrack. i’m nitpicking here, but when you’re up against films like the graduate it comes down things like that.