What a beautiful film! And, it has taken me a lifetime to see it! Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford are magnificent in their portrayal of this tortured romance. Set in the 1940s but made in the 1970s makes for interesting commentary on both periods of time. At times I thought it had not aged so well. Easily overlooked by the beautiful story, superb leading actors and that lovely song played at beginning and end with the melody throughout. Oh so sad.
Both actors are incrediable, this movie is a classic.
Worth watching, acting is incredible. These 2 together are so charismatic and believable and must have made production so much easier. Redford is a good-looking guy and I'm a guy! Honest and worth watching!
I forgot how good this movie was!
Heart wrenching ending. This movie will make you feel plenty of emotions. Overall it is worth the watch :)
I loved this movie as I do all the movies from that time, and in particular the actors, I'm afraid I haven't managed to move on to the newer actors or the horror movies they seem to concentrate on these days,.
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A lovely movie and we really enjoyed seeing Barbra Streissand and Robert Redford.
Barbra Streisand at her best, along with a very good performance by Robert Redford. Having lived in America throughout the period covered by this movie, I was able to identify very strongly with Streisand's character. It is a very realistic portrayal of the period with no punches pulled. Barbra Streisand sings only once (the title song), so the movie is primarily an exhibition of her talent as an actor.
The storyline was very thin and pointless. It's therefore not surprising that it didn't get anywhere and had a weak ending. The film was exceptionally slow and boring. Redford was very wooden. Streisand did her best with a weak script. Sorry - one big yawn.
I was confused by this film; apparantly the ending had been altered at the last minute (see the explanation given in the extras section), so I was slightly dissapointed overall. I thought it would have the same emotional resonnance as the film 'Love Story', but I didn't . This film left me cold and ultimately I didn't really care for the two characters or their fates. Robert Redford seemed non-plussed and Barabara sometimes annoyingly overzealous. What did she see in him despite the Ken doll good looks? Who knows.. she deserved better.
Loved it, loved Babs and Redford, a classic
It was a treat to see these two wonderful Actors working together in a meaningful Movie.
One of Hollywood's great romantic movies, might even be the best. Superb acting from Streisand and Redford and of course the memorable score. A fascinating study of a relationship and as relevant today as the day it was made. The background of the USA's paranoia with communism is lightly but well handled, not getting in the way of the story but certainly giving it meaning. The documentary accompanying the film is well worth watching and I agree with Streisand that the all important scene (eventually cut) should have been retained as it gives the real reason for the couple's separation.
Great viewing despite the age of this dramatic romance. Some human heartaches are ageless.
Great romance with a heavy political undercurrent