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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 8-FEB-2005
Media Type: DVD
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Goldie Hawn has a childlike innocence as a housewife to Ed Harris in a working class neighborhood in 1941 California. Jack and Kay Walsh deal with Jack's having to work on Saturdays, a rather vampy neighbor at whom they make derogatory remarks when they see her going to work, and enjoy time at the roller rink.
While they are at the roller rink, the attack on Pearl Harbor is announced and their world changes. Jack enlists in the Navy and Kay decides to work as riveter, who helps to build airplanes at a local munitions plant.
She develops an antagonistic relationship with her neighbor, Hazel(Christine Lahti), the singer-turned riveter, whom she and her husband used to taunt, and an even closer relationship with a plant worker named Lucky (Kurt Russell)who repeatedly invites her out to hear him play his trumpet at a club leading to gossip and speculation about their relationship among their co-workers.
During the course of the film, we see the reluctance of the women's male co-workers to accept them as equals in the workplace, and one of the male instructors gets a little too familiar with Hazel while instructing her on how to drill.
The unspoken problem in all this is the women's inability to defend themselves against sexual harrassment in the workplace at that time. In modern times, Lucky never would have been able to make the kind of advances that he made towards her in this film, at least not without Kay filing a complaint. This film suggests that such situations may have been common back then, largely because of this fact.Read more ›
Jonathan Demme re-creates a very believable 1940's Santa Monica, CA and the lives of the women who worked in the war factories. Everyone in this film delivers the goods - including Hawn, but Christine Lahti literally steals the show (despite Goldie's re-takes) as the dance hall singer turned riveter. I loved all the scenes inside the airplane factory where they work. Not only do we have Hawn, Lahti and Kurt Russell, but a great supporting cast including Holly Hunter, Ed Harris, Sudie Bond and Fred Ward.
When Goldie Hawn's husband goes off to war, she gets a job in a defense plant. A ex-nightclub singer (Christine Lahti) also works at the plant and the two become friends.
Kurt Russell is a lead man at the plant and soon finds himself in love with Goldie. The nostalgia of the era is all around--a time when ordinary people bonded to accomplish extraordinary things.
Love flourishes until wars end, then the men come home and interestingly things return to normal--but never the same.
Holly Hunter plays a small role as one of the defense plant workers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love love love this movie.
Goldie is a sweet little sailors wife during world war 'll and grows into a strong sweet grown up
One of Goldie Hawns best movies. Wonderfully accurate period film for WW2 film buffs. Excellent storyline with well developed characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andyman
I've watched so many movies that I get one mixed up with another or insanity is just around the corner. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sherrie H
Absolute FAV!! The Darling Couple Goldie & Kurt….a love affair to envy ;)Published 3 months ago by Skyhorse
My husband and I enjoyed watching it for an at home date night movie. We had just finished watching "Overboard" and decided we should watch a movie they had done together... Read morePublished 4 months ago by KMR
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