Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

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Director: Milton Katselas

Cast: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart

     
 

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Leonard Gershe based his play Butterflies are Free on a real-life blind attorney. The film version stars Edward Albert as Don Baker, a self-reliant, sightless young man who becomes the object of affection for kooky Jill (Goldie Hawn). Spending most of the film in nothing but her underwear, Jill makes love to Don, then tries to help him break free from theSee more details below

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Leonard Gershe based his play Butterflies are Free on a real-life blind attorney. The film version stars Edward Albert as Don Baker, a self-reliant, sightless young man who becomes the object of affection for kooky Jill (Goldie Hawn). Spending most of the film in nothing but her underwear, Jill makes love to Don, then tries to help him break free from the smothering influence of his mother, a children's-story writer (Eileen Heckart). The situation grows tense when Jill's boyfriend (Paul Michael Glaser) enters the scene. Eileen Heckart won an Academy Award for her performance.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Butterflies Are Free is a pleasing romantic comedy highlighted by Eileen Heckart's Oscar-winning performance as the dominating mother of a blind man (Edward Albert) befriended by a free-spirited neighbor (Goldie Hawn). Adapted by Leonard Gershe from his hit Broadway play, the film has a self-contained feel, with limited locations and most of the dialogue taking place between the three main characters. Cinematographer Charles B. Lang does a good job, particularly with the challenge of keeping the mostly set-bound film visually interesting. Butterflies Are Free is at its best when Hawn and Heckart are on screen together. Heckart manages to convey a sense of caring that seeps through her controlling personality, adding a richness to the character that both critics and audiences found appealing. While the dénouement is predictable, it has a crowd-pleasing quality that has kept this film popular, particularly among fans of Hawn.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0014381685329
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
15,990

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Bonus Trailers

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Butterflies Are Free
1. Start [3:21]
2. Kitchen With a View [1:20]
3. Mother Calls [1:51]
4. Inviting Herself Over [5:07]
5. Remembering Jack Benson [2:28]
6. "What Are You, Blind?" [9:30]
7. "Butterflies Are Free" [2:44]
8. An Aspiring Actress [2:08]
9. Asparagus [4:12]
10. Picnic Dinner [6:03]
11. Unlocking the Door [2:48]
12. Feeling How Jill Looks [7:15]
13. Fixing Don's Hair [4:33]
14. A Surprise Visit [2:07]
15. Dinner Bet [1:39]
16. Quizzing Mrs. Benson [1:59]
17. Her Worst Fear Realized [2:14]
18. "I'm Taking You Home" [5:19]
19. An Apple for Snow White [2:29]
20. Lunch with Mrs. Baker [1:59]
21. Late for Dinner [5:55]
22. Ralph Santori [5:09]
23. Jill's Audition [1:48]
24. "I'm Moving In With Ralph" [3:19]
25. "I Want To Go Home" [2:11]
26. Corned Beef On Rye [5:56]
27. "You Don't Like Ralph" [3:41]
28. Jill Returns [7:21]

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