Fred Zinnemann's sensitive film on the plight of paraplegic WWII veterans features Marlon Brando in his superbly moving screen debut. He plays Lt. Bud Wilozek, one of a group of veterans recovering in the paraplegic ward of a hospital in his hometown. His former fiancée, Ellen (Teresa Wright), explains to his physician, Dr. Brock (Everett Sloane), her concern about his isolation and apparent depression since he has broken their engagment and refuses to see her. He counsels her to be patient, but when he decides to broach the issue with Bud, the embittered patient reacts angrily to the doctor's intrusiveness, and continues to refuse to see Ellen. The doctor cajoles the withdrawn paraplegic into the life of the ward, where fellow patients begin to pull Bud out of his spiritual miasma. At length, his sense of hope starts to return, and after seeing Ellen for the first time in months, he begins to contemplate the possibility of marriage.
Rochelle H (jp) wrote: This Chinese fantasy is visually stunning, with all the costumes and sets quite beautiful. The female leads are amazing, and its refreshing to see. The plot is also absorbing and interesting, though the pacing is slow and it could benefit from more action. Still, an engrossing and enjoyable film.
Cylus O (br) wrote: Loved it, the film engages you from start to finish.
Greg L (jp) wrote: I remember the first one being funny, this one is so so.
Christopher B (jp) wrote: Really enjoyed this. Didn't think I would like it as much as the original but I did.
Pedro C (de) wrote: Barbara Hoffman fue en los 80s el primer juicio televisado de la Historia. Esta peculiar joven, Mejor promedio en la Universidad en Biologia de dia y la prostituta mas reconicida de Madison de noche, que fue acusada del asesinato de un cliente y de su prometido es aun un misterio. Thora Birch interpreta a Barbara en una pelicula bastante hibrida, y a la que le falta fuerza, el director confunde la aparente Sangre Fria de Barbara con una apatia que evidentemente el personaje no tenia, y que ademas se contagia a los que lo rodean. El resultado un filme Aburrido.
SeMi H (mx) wrote: u dont wanna ride no seoul-tube afta watchin diz..
Sam F (ag) wrote: This film is as heartless as the title character. There is nothing salvageable or worthwhile about it. I felt alienated in the same way this kid alienated everyone in this film.
Chris J (jp) wrote: Laser robots vs. Teens in a mall. There's no chopping involved.
H C (gb) wrote: A decent 1930s film starring Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery, but with a surprising "moralistic" turn that feels out of place in the movie and is very disappointing. Especially odd since it is "pre-Code" and didn't require such ridiculous gender bias to be displayed. Some great scenes between the leads, shimmering gowns, style, banter- somewhat like an Astaire & Rogers film without the dancing. But watch out for the inevitable double standard that would become common after the Code.
Ofelia V (br) wrote: One of my family's favorite movie. Don't get tired of seeing it and still always laugh at all the silly scenes. live the story behind it.
Jake P (ag) wrote: Left like it was a lot longer than it actually was, so I assume that means it dragged. As far as the movie, there were times it was really good, like the beginning, but by the end I was tired of watching