Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1972 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 3,608
Leonard Gershe based his play Butterflies are Free on a real-life blind attorney. The film version stars Edward Albert as Don Baker, a self-reliant, sightless young man who becomes the object of affection for kooky Jill (Goldie Hawn). Spending most of the film in nothing but her underwear, Jill makes love to Don, then tries to help him break free from the smothering influence of his mother, a children's-story writer (Eileen Heckart). The situation grows tense when Jill's boyfriend (Paul Michael
Jan 1, 1972 Wide
Apr 23, 2002
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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An interesting film about love, blindness and the inherent bias in both.
Poorly directed, the movie betrays its theatrical origins, but the acting of the two women, Goldie Hawn as the free spirit and Eileen Heckart as the overly protective mother, fighting over the love of a blind youngster, is good.
Charming and engaging, the best work of Goldie Hawn's career
Watch this one if you've ever wondered how Goldie Hawn became a star.
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