Taking Off

1971, Comedy/Drama, 1h 33m

12 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Director Milos Foreman made his American debut with this comedy about 1960s-style parenting. Jeannie Tyne (Linnea Heacock) has fled her parents and her suburban home to wander around New York City. Sick with worry, Jeannie's mom, Lynn (Lynn Carlin), and dad, Larry (Buck Henry), meet other parents of runaways in a support group. When Jeannie finally returns home, however, it appears that her parents have been having quite a bit of fun with their new friends in her absence.

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  • Apr 03, 2011
    really funny time capsule of the 70's. can be seen here http://megavideo.com/?v=62MLXWUG
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 11, 2008
    A lot of really fun scenes, but never amounts to much more than that.
    Tom S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 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.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2008
    Very original and could only be made in the 70's.It has a Maysles Brothers feel mixed with Formans everyman charaters. I thought the story was a little weak and not sure if it would get better with repeted viewing.
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