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Up the Sandbox
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- Feature length commentary by Barbra Streisand
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- "The Moviemakers," a vintage 1972 making-of documentary
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Margaret Reynolds is not crazy. She's just pregnant again - her third child. And she's very uncertain about this moment in her life and who she has become and what society values from her. So her brain tends to take some flights of fancy.
That is the setup for UP THE SANDBOX, a 1972 film that is directed by Irvin Kershner (LOVING and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) and written by the late Paul Zindel. The film is obviously meant to address the women's movement that was burgeoning at that time. Although some of its themes don't translate well 31 years later, most of the film is still relative and challenging today.
Barbra Streisand's performance as Margaret is incredible. It's one of her best film roles. Barbra strips down, and plays it very natural here. There are only traces of fast-talking-Brooklyn-Barbra; only one or two FUNNY GIRL line readings. The rest is a different Barbra than we've seen. It makes one wonder what other sort of small film roles she could have done -- she's that remarkable in SANDBOX.
SANDBOX won't be for everyone's tastes. When I first saw it in the 1980's I didn't like it. I was confused. The fantasy sequences are not obvious. There are no clichéd Hollywood transitions - no WAYNE'S WORLD "dream sequence" dissolves! The dreams can be confusing.Read more ›
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Wonderful movie read that it was the first movie for Barwood studios and also deals with abortion issues! Very ahead of time! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Randall Laue
Barbra Streisand's favorite film, so I have read, and it is totally different from her previous movies. Read morePublished 6 months ago by mike kent
I love Barbara, unfortunately this is probably the worst movie she's ever made.Published 13 months ago by Lady in Red
I have not liked this film from first viewing. Watching Barbra acting like a normal housewife, all calm and Waspish creeped me out. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leonard Spicer
I like the movie since the times seem the same - recession style issues.
I love David Selby - a VERY hansom guy.
Good movie hard to follow until you realize she dreaming love her any way. Comment on aborshion is quiet interestingPublished on May 12, 2013 by Amazon Customer
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