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Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free (1972)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1972 Wide

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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

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Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy

Apr 23, 2002

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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An interesting film about love, blindness and the inherent bias in both.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

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.

July 18, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Charming and engaging, the best work of Goldie Hawn's career

December 5, 2003

Watch this one if you've ever wondered how Goldie Hawn became a star.

July 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Butterflies Are Free

Here's an obscure one. An early Goldie Hawn movie (I think she is underestimated). Edward Albert plays an inspiring young blind man. I like it because it was originally a stage play and it was surprisingly modern and still relevant. I share the sentiments of the young characters wanting their funeral to be a celebration. A good little romantic comedy.
November 19, 2007
hypathio7

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A sweet romance that's quite entertaining and fun.
April 3, 2010
SunilJawahir

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Witty and unpredictable but the whole storyline won't crypt its conservative and almost liberal views from another era.The universal "quality" of the play isn't remembered for its general causes of freedom rather Eckhart on a subtle performance and a noisy-juicy Goldie Hawn.If you exclude the typical ending,it's a feel-good movie and not a pompous "relationship movie" like Closer by Nichols.
September 23, 2008
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