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Last Summer

Last Summer (1969)

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Last Summer is a frank coming-of-age tale that refuses to prettify its young characters or their activities. A group of aimless teens get together for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll on Fire Island. Timid, overweight Rhonda (Catherine Burns) is goaded into aberrant behavior by her peers, especially the promiscuous Sandy (Barbara Hershey). Enjoying Rhonda's discomfiture, Sandy encourages the boys in the group to gang-rape the poor girl. It was this scene, the first of its kind in a general-release

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Like their subjects, they too frequently mistake postures for performances and smartness for wisdom.

October 30, 2007 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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One of those winsome, nostalgic beach movies.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The best thing about the movie, however, are the performances that Perry has gotten from his new players, who manage to seem variously awkward and strident, dense and dumb, and sometimes very innocent, without ever being self-conscious about it.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There are good movies about other people's lives, but rarely a movie that recalls, if only for a scene or two, the sense and flavor of life the way you remember it.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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A brutal film, as well as an insightful one.

October 30, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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as disturbing as it is intriguing

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
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Audience Reviews for Last Summer

Another fascinating "End of the 60s" film that puts a capstone on a remarkable decade. I don't ever think I've seen an "end of innocence" theme portrayed quite so literally or more startlingly. A decade where everyone "grew up" quickly, became disabused of their na´vetÚ, were politicized, found their voices -- how interesting that Rhoda is, in the end, silenced and rendered passive. She's the most articulate character in the movie up until she is raped. The rest is silence. In fact the rape marginalizes her right out of the end of the film. This is very well written, and Cathy Burns as Rhoda was not only nominated for a supporting actress Oscar, but I'm thinking maybe she actually should have won it. And speaking of suddenly growing up, coming of age, it's great to see Barbara Hershey, Richard "John Boy" Thomas, and Bruce Davison growing up into acting adulthood. I wonder, perhaps if it weren't for The Waltons, if Thomas would have had a bigger acting career. He really is very good in this one, topped only by Cathy Burns.
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