I don't know how I managed to get through the last 16 years without seeing this movie, but I finally rectified that last night. Brian had already seen this one a number of times, so he made sure I didn't miss any of the good parts (you know, when I was off mixing drinks or whatever). Obviously, this was a good film. The only thing I didn't like was the part where they explained the title, "You know, we always called each other goodfellas. Like, you'd say to somebody: "You're gonna like this guy; he's all right. He's a goodfella. He's one of us." You understand? We were goodfellas, wiseguys." Granted, a minor piece of dialog, but ever since we watched The Stand miniseries on tv so many years ago, where they did a similar such thing, we always make fun of movies that do this by yelling out "Stand!" And, you know what? Practially every movie does this. Just watch. Is it really necessary to explain the title to the viewer? If so, then maybe they ought to work on the plot a little harder.
Rant aside, I really did like this movie. And, it's got me primed for The Sopranos, which starts back up in a few weeks.