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on January 9, 2012
From the stage play of the same name, "Butterflies Are Free" is set during the latter years of the hippie movement in San Fransisco (circa 1972). This could be Goldie Hawn's first film since leaving Rowan and Martin's television show "Laugh-In", and she does look that young.

The story is set almost exclusively in an apartment where a young man is living away from home for the first time. He has made a deal with his controlling mother: if he can survive for three months alone, then he will stay away from home, or if not, otherwise. He meets the girl in the apartment next door and they quickly become friends just as she learns that he is totally blind.

The girl is Goldie Hawn and is portrayed as slightly flighty. He sizes her up as someone that is afraid of a serious relationship. Butterflies are free, but serious relationships take time and effort to maintain.

The screen play is excellent and portrays the sensitivity of both the boy/girl relationship and the fact that he is blind. And there is plenty of humor, especially when conservative mother visits and finds Goldie running around in her underwear. Eileen Heckart plays mother and won a best-supporting actor award for the part.

This film is worth a look see.
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on February 11, 2013
A grand story about a young blind man trying to test his independence from his overbearing mother by moving out into an apartment. A very young Goldie Hawn stars in this movie and Eileen Heckart got a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as the mother. Edward Albert, son of Eddie Albert of Green Acres fame, plays the young blind man. It is based on the Broadway play, "Butterflies are Free". I rented this off Netflix and found myself thinking over it constantly, so I ordered it off amazon.com so I could watch it again, and gain, and again, and again
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on April 6, 2017
One of her best film's. My God they were both so beautiful!
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on February 17, 2014
I chose this rating because I loved the premise of the story. Goldie Hawn was perfect for the role and Edward Albert played a believable, inexperienced, brave and wise blind man. I loved each character was changed as a result of this two day interlude. It was originally a play, but tranferred well to a movie.
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on April 22, 2013
This is a romatic comedy set is 60's. Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert deliver a very enjoyable story about the discovery of love. It has a great and heart warming surprise in the early quarter of the film. If you like love, this movie will make you smile.
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on April 29, 2013
This movie is wonderful. Goldie hawn and Edward Albert play their parts very well. It is the story of a blind man smothered by his mother and the carefree woman he meets when he tries to break from his mother's apron strings. I believe the movie was released in l972 and is a good representation of what life was like in the late sixties and early seventies.
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on August 22, 2017
This movie, Butterflies are Free, has always been very special to me and Im very glad to have it on DVD. Its a really great little movie.
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on May 10, 2017
I love the time period and the acting is great. Its a love story and makes others more aware of what it is like to be disabled
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on January 13, 2014
I love thuis old movie when Goldie Hawn was young...and Edward Albert - Eddie Albert died so young I miss him,,,great actor of the 60's. It takes me back to my hippie days and life was carefree and we did not seem to have a care in the world everything was Love and Peace...Great get away movie but still has a message in the plot.
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on February 6, 2016
I love this movie. One of the best love story movies I have ever seen. Very well written and very well acted. Highly recommended from this viewer.
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