One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

“By casting a black McMurphy (Chris Butler), director Jenny Sullivan elegantly and decisively detaches the role from Jack Nicholson’s Oscar-winning portrayal while smartly underscoring the social outsider status of the Kesey-Wasserman protagonist. This McMurphy plays his race cards in hilariously un-PC ways, mocking the black ward orderlies and taunting Nurse Ratched (Gigi Bermingham) with Steppenfetchit-style clowning.”

-Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times