Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
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This British film examines the choices individuals must make when confronted with a romantic relationship which is rewarding but does not offer them everything they want. In this sympathetic and psychologically precise drama, Alexandra Greville (Glenda Jackson), "Alex" to her friends, has a younger man as her sometime lover, the young sculptor Bob Elkin (Murray Head). Elkin is completely open about the fact that he is also the lover of her acquaintance, Dr. Daniel Hirsch (Peter Finch). These
Sep 8, 1971 Wide
Sep 16, 2003
Dr. Daniel Hirsh
Man At Party
Answering Service Lady
Tony Bob's Partner
Alex as a Child
Baby John Stuart Hodson
at its best plays as a powerful, deeply human reminder of how desperate we can be for connection, however compromised it may be
In Sunday Bloody Sunday, bisexual romance is a wild goose chase with occasional boners.
Years after being made, this emotionally mature drama is still poignant and touching. It holds an important place in film history offering what's the first positive image of a gay lead character--that he's Jewish doctor makes it even more significant.
A bold film filled with powerful performances.
...the film's '70s excess prevents it from ever becoming anything more than a time-capsule curiosity.
Schlesinger gets caught up in some fetishistic details that are interesting but don't lead to anything.
Groundbreaking character study very much of its time, but still worthwhile.
Audience Reviews for Sunday, Bloody Sunday
- Dr. Daniel Hirsh: When you're at school and you want to quit, people say 'You're going to hate it out in the world.' Well, I didn't believe them and I was right. When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to be grown up, and they said 'Childhood is the best time of your life.' Well, it wasn't. And now, I want his company and they say, 'What's half a loaf? You're well shot of him'; and I say 'I know that... but I miss him, that's all' and they say 'He never made you happy' and I say 'But I am happy, apart from missing him. You might throw me a pill or two for my cough.' All my life, I've been looking for somebody courageous, resourceful. He's not it... but something. We were something. I only came about my cough.
- Dr. Daniel Hirsh: I always expect Saturday to be the best day of the week.
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