Ode to Billy Joe Reviews
The story revolves around how a young girl's life is changed by her relationship with Billy Joe. Glynnis O'Connor is cute and plucky as the main character and Robby Benson has a sly sexuality to him that makes this movie interesting. It succeeds in depicting, albeit in an awkward way, how being gay in Tennessee, in the mid 50s, was a secret and shameful thing.
This movie was a big stab at what could've been a possible classic. In my personal opinion, what killed it was the long drawn out storyline. I kept feeling like there was not a quick enough resolution to the building up of a climax. Then when the movie finally DID climax, the song in the film that i'd never heard...had already given the climax away!! I was very upset with the outcome, but i'm a huge fan of both Robby Benson & Glynnis O'Connor so i gave it 3 stars for great acting & wonderful cinematography.
This Pulls At The HArt Strings ...
And It HAs Happend to soo many young men That Will And Have Not And Never Will Breath A Word Of It In THeir Life .. So Many Take That haunting Tragic Seacret To Thier Graves ..
O By THe Way This Is A Good Movie ;p