Up the Sandbox (1972)


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Playwright Paul Zindel adapted Anne Richardson Rolfe's novel as a vehicle for the talents of Barbra Streisand in this fantasy farce, directed by Irvin Kershner. Streisand plays Margaret Reynolds, the wife of college professor Paul Reynolds (David Selby). Suffering from pre-women's liberation flu, Margaret feels harried by the stress of raising two children and providing for her husband. But when she discovers she's pregnant, she fears the effect of another child on her marriage. As a result, she … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Anne Richardson Roiphe, Paul Zindel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2003
Warner Home Video



as Margaret Reynolds

as Paul Reynolds

as Elizabeth Reynolds

as Mrs. Koerner

as Mr. Yussim

as Fidel Castro

as Dr. Beineke

as Fat Man

as Dr. Keglin

as Uncle Dave

as Aunt Ida

as Aunt Till

as Vinnie

as Vicki

as Reporter

as Jack Lawford

as Dr. Lopez

as Dr. Boden

as Miss Spittlemeister

as Black Captain

as Blackman

as Statue of Liberty Gu...

as Dr. Gordon

as Woman Doctor

as Battleaxe

as Hospital Clerk

as Woman Patient

as Officer

as Reporter

as Castro's Aide

as Mrs. Keglin

as Elinore

as Elinore's Boy

as Judy Stanley

as Mrs. Grossbard

as Rose White

as Black Girl

as Anti-Cuban

as Kid on Bike

as Fat Man
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Critic Reviews for Up the Sandbox

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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A Babs boo-boo.

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June 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Up the Sandbox

Odd almost stream of conciousness feminist drama, quite a 70's feeling. Barbra, who looks sensational, gives a serious unaffected performance and provides a strong center to this rather scattershot affair.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Really tries to capture the sense of frustration women felt at the time, and succeeds with some of them... still worth a watch!

Philip blue owl

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