Butterflies Are Free (1972)

Butterflies Are Free (1972)




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The film stars Edward Albert as a self-reliant, sightless young man who becomes the object of affection for kooky Goldie Hawn. Hawn makes love to Albert then tries to help him break free from the smothering influence of his mother, children's-story writer Eileen Heckart.
Rating: PG
Genre: Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By: Milton Katselas
Written By: Leonard Gershe
In Theaters: wide
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Edward Albert
as Don Baker
Goldie Hawn
as Jill Tanner
Eileen Heckart
as Mrs. Baker
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Critic Reviews for Butterflies Are Free

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

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Full Review… | August 7, 2008
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An interesting film about love, blindness and the inherent bias in both.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Cinema Sight

Poorly directed, the movie betrays its theatrical origins, but the acting of the two women, Goldie Hawn as the free spirit and Eileen Heckart as the overly protective mother, fighting over the love of a blind youngster, is good.

Full Review… | July 18, 2009

Audience Reviews for Butterflies Are Free

This is a wonderful movie with outstanding performances from Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, and Eileen Heckhart. Every word spoke is this movie is wonderfully written and includes some of the best on screen dialogue I have heard. It's based off a play and it works perfectly as a film thanks to Hawn and Albert's pitch perfect chemistry.

Kyle Bailey
Kyle Bailey

A sweet romance that's quite entertaining and fun.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Witty and unpredictable but the whole storyline won't crypt its conservative and almost liberal views from another era.The universal "quality" of the play isn't remembered for its general causes of freedom rather Eckhart on a subtle performance and a noisy-juicy Goldie Hawn.If you exclude the typical ending,it's a feel-good movie and not a pompous "relationship movie" like Closer by Nichols.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

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