Taking Off (1971)

Taking Off

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Czech filmmaker Milos Forman's first American production stars Linnea Heacock as Jeannie Tyne, a runaway teenager. While she wanders aimlessly around New York, her suburban parents, Lynn (Lynn Carlin) and Larry (Buck Henry), desperately search for their "missing" daughter. Larry and his best friend, Tony (Tony Harvey), inaugurate a search, but their expedition is sidetracked by a drinking binge at a local bar. Meanwhile, Lynn and Tony's wife, Margot (Georgia Engel), begin discussing their sex … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: John Guare, Jean-Claude Carriere, John Klein, Milos Forman
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Universal Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Taking Off

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Mr. Forman's specialty is tender farce played out in what are, essentially, very bleak circumstances.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
New York Times
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An engaging, episodic, wonderfully fair-minded satire about runaway children and anxious adults.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
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It remains his [Milos Forman's] best film in and about America.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Village Voice
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Time Out
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Variety
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Taking Off

½

really funny time capsule of the 70's. can be seen here

http://megavideo.com/?v=62MLXWUG

rubystevens
Stella Dallas

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½

This is a little gem from Forman's early days. I enjoyed it, although it gets a little long at times. It's good to see Lynn Carlin, too.

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Tim Sigur

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½

A lot of really fun scenes, but never amounts to much more than that.

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Tom S.

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