(Directed by Martin Scorsese) (2019)
We watched Marty’s film, “The Irishman,”
We watched it long into the Morn,
And all we can say, regrettably,
Is that it was One Big Yawn.
He takes lots of bits from other films,
Some of which were made by him,
Wedding, baptism from “The Godfather“,
He much from “Goodfellas” doth limn.
There’s some nonsense baked-in from “JFK“,
(Dave Ferrie’s eyebrows are absurd),
There’s a heap of expository dialogue
But we now can’t remember a word.
Production values are uneven,
The aging just doesn’t ring true,
It all seems to play by the numbers,
The ladies have nothing to do.
Robert De Niro looks tired,
Especially as a young man;
He should admonish his ‘Posture Coach’
And start acting his age, if he can.
Joe Pesci is daftly muted;
Al Pacino thick-slicing the ham,
The copious cast are of undoubted class
But accessories to a flimflam.