Butterflies are Free
(1972) from Tuna
Butterflies Are Free (1972) is an early Goldie Hawn
vehicle based on a Broadway play.
Its stage origin is obvious based on the fact that
it has a small cast, few sets and locations, and lots of dialogue. It
is, however, a very good adaptation. Because of Goldie's talent, they
were able to take advantage of the intimate camera, and have Goldie's
facial expression and body language carry a lot of the humor.
none. Hawn is in a bra and panties for much of
the film. At 27, she looked absolutely wonderful.
|Goldie moves into a San Francisco apartment, next to
a blind man, who is on his own for the first time. His rich and
overprotective Hillsborough mother has agreed to give him 60 days on
his own. Hawn is impressed, but has never committed to anything in her
life, and likes to think that she is a free as a butterfly.
This new DVD transfer is very nice, especially for a 1972 film, and is a
must for Hawn Fans.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a C+.
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