Getting Straight (1970)
Average Rating: 4.9/10
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Release Date: May 13, 1970 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 116
"Movies like Getting Straight are ceasing to be tolerable" complained one conservative movie magazine of 1970. Today, the once-relevant but now merely entertaining Getting Straight is not only tolerable, but downright user-friendly. Elliot Gould plays a Vietnam vet who decides to attend college after his tour of duty. Though much too old and worldly to truly fit in with the naive flower-power generation, Gould becomes swept up in the various activist movements on campus. The leading character's
May 13, 1970 Wide
Feb 3, 2009
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Robert F. Lyons
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One of the few Hollywood films to deal with the students revolution, Richard Rush's Getting Straight, starring Elliott Gould, confuses broader political issues with sexual politics and getting laid
Sadly, despite its radical themes and caricatures, there is nary an ounce of subversiveness at this film's heart.
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