Coming Home

1978

Drama / Romance / War

40
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 11,083

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Bruce Dern as Ethan
Jane Fonda as Herself
Jon Voight as Milo Minderbinder
Jonathan Banks as Pepijn of Herstal
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876.78 MB
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23.976 fps
127 min
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127 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by puntball 9 / 10 / 10

Don't make em like before.

Man, I watched this with no idea of what is was about, but I liked the directors other films, I was blown away by this films subtle power. A film like this would not be made today. The 70's was such a great time for film-making. The "risks" that were taken or at least it would be deemed as such in the film climate we are in today. The performances in this film were spectacular, the directing top notch, the pace beautiful and the ending was a punch in the gut to those who want definitive answers. Iloved it. We don't see this nowadays and regretfully probably never will again. At least we can enjoy these masterpieces today and compare to some of the drab nonsense that is produced nowadays. Don't get me wrong there is some great stuff being produced today as well, but you will not see anything as raw and unadulterated as the 70's gem.

Reviewed by jasonastrange 9 / 10 / 10

The Absolute Best Film of the 1970s

I've watched over 100 of the best films of the 1970s including every single Best Picture nominee and winner and Coming Home edges out every film to be my #1 of the decade. The film traces the lives of a paralyzed Vietnam veteran (Voight) who befriends a Marine wife (Fonda) whose husband (Dern) has just shipped off to the war. Their friendship blossoms into an affair and then back to a friendship again once they both realize that they can't continue on as lovers. The film is brilliantly acted by both Voight and Fonda and both deservedly won Oscars for their performances. Bruce Dern was also nominated for his role and, while The Deer Hunter is a brilliant film, did not deserve the award in 1978 for Best Picture. Robert Carradine also gives one of the best performances of his career and somehow managed to parlay it into the Revenge of the Nerds franchise. Hey, we're not all born smart, I guess. Loosely based on Ron Kovic's life, the film explores the effects of Vietnam not only on the body, but the mind and delves into how people can heal each other just by offering their time and attention to each other. Voight does a far better job than Cruise (Born on the 4th of July) in capturing the emotional impact of a devastating and permanent war injury. He serves as the all-wise and all knowing veteran who has seen the war for what it is, while Dern plays the part of the gung- ho soldier marching off to battle. Fonda holds the story together as a woman caught between the two worlds of early 1960s nationalism and late 1960s disillusionment. Hal Ashby scored a number of wins in the 1970's, but this film is his crowning achievement. A must see for any war film or history buff. Doc Strange And the Losers Are

Reviewed by Wuchak 9 / 10 / 10

Personal ramifications of the Vietnam War

RELEASED IN 1978 and directed by Hal Ashby, "Coming Home" is a drama taking place on the shores of Southern California about a lonely Captain's wife (Jane Fonda) who befriends a bohemian, Vi (Penelope Milford), when her husband (Bruce Dern) is deployed to 'Nam in 1968. She volunteers at a Veteran's hospital where she meets a bitter paraplegic, who happens to be an old classmate (Jon Voight). Robert Carradine plays Vi's brother, who suffers PTSD. Like all great dramas, "Coming Home" is realistic and takes its time to establish the characters and their situations. The emotions run the gamut of the human experience. The performances by the principals are superlative. The outstanding soundtrack includes twenty hits from the late 60s by artists like The Stones, The Beatles, Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Joplin, The Chambers Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Dylan and so on. The movie's not so much "anti-war" as it is just depicting the way it was for combat Vets after coming home. THE FILM RUNS 127 minutes and was shot in Manhattan Beach, near Los Angeles. WRITER: Waldo Salt & Robert C. Jones based on Nancy Dowd's story. GRADE: A

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