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The Subject Was Roses (1968)

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Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer-winning "kitchen sink" theatrical piece The Subject Was Roses was given a no-frills film transference in 1968. Martin Sheen and Jack Albertson re-create their stage roles as a returning serviceman and his alcoholic father. Patricia Neal takes over from the play's Irene Dailey as Nettie Cleary, Timmy's (Sheen) overly protective mother, long at odds with husband John (Albertson) over his drinking. Mother and Father try to put on a facade of happiness for the benefit of

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Drama, Classics

Frank D. Gilroy

May 30, 1996

Warner Bros.

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Ulu Grosabrd's theatrical film, based on Pulitzer Prize winning play, is an intense family melodrama, well acted by Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson as the feuding parents and Martin Sheen as their Viet vet son.

August 10, 2010 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The "kitchen sink" drama was largely effective because of the superb acting and dialogue.

February 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fine drama featuring Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson, based on stage play.

July 28, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

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Martin Sheen's big screen breakthrough was an often performed stage production. Here it is passable with some good acting but nothing more.
April 15, 2014
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