• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Milos Forman
    In Theaters:
    May 17, 1971 Wide
  • Universal Pictures

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Taking Off Reviews

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Tim S

Super Reviewer

February 21, 2008
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.
Tom S

Super Reviewer

April 11, 2008
A lot of really fun scenes, but never amounts to much more than that.
Grifty G

Super Reviewer

February 15, 2008
Great "lost" film by Milos Forman. This was his first American film but it still had the feel of his Czech New Wave films. Very funny movie.
November 13, 2008
A little hidden gem from the early 70s, this was Milos Forman's first American film. Lynn Carlin and Buck Henry are two uptight parents who learn to loosen up after their daughter runs away. The comic timing is great in this droll adventure through the counterculture, punctuated by singers (including Carly Simon and a young Kathy Bates) who lend a sense of freshness and honesty to the experience. Highlights include the girl sweetly singing the 'fuck' song while playing the lute, and the hilarious scene in which Vincent Schiavelli teaches the fashionable society crowd how to smoke a joint. Overall, with its humor, music, and spirit, the film impeccably captures the time period. It should be seen on a triple bill with Hair and Swedish Fly Girls.
March 23, 2013
The power of this forgotten 70's comes from editing. The film's poignancy comes trough its repeated juxtaposition of the liberated world of teenagers with the conservative world of adults.
son of bloody sam
December 13, 2009
it is a strange transition movie. forman's transition to america, and american cultural transition. it is a nostalgic movie, more interesting as a curio of the history, but also interesting as a work of art.
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