Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 May 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Two women, friends from childhood defy dangers in order to help each other during the second world war.
My Take on it – Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave play two women who while far from each other geographically during the war are willing to risk everything to help one another.
This movie was slow in certain parts, but that is expected from a movie like this one. All of the actors are excellent here.
Fonda, Redgrave, Maximillian Schell, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook and a young Meryl Streep (in her debut) are all in top form. Redgrave and Robards won supporting Oscars for their roles. This was Robard’s second consecutive Supporting Oscar (He won the previous year for All the President’s Men (1976) as the editor of the Washington Post.
Redgrave’s political motivated speech at the Oscars was talked about for many years following her outburst.
This is based on the true story of playwright Lillian Hellman (who appears in the prologue and epilogue as herself)
Bottom Line – Gripping tale of friendship over danger and the love friends can have even when separated for so long. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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