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Overall Rating
4.59

Awesome66.67%
Worth A Look: 25.93%
Average: 7.41%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 0%

1 review, 21 user ratings


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Splendor in the Grass
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Strong, solid performances by Wood and Beatty."
4 stars

An interesting viewing from modern days back to past days is Splendor in the Grass.

As very much there is a difference from the teen-troubles and angst of today versus that of the "olden days," when it all boils down to love, there are still strikingly many similarities. Splendor is nicely paced, with the lead roles being filled by Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood. Both of our protagonists are not only well-written, but very strongly acted; Beatty, not as stupefying an actor as he has become (not in choice of roles, but in his sheer ditziness as an adult person), is composed and aptly pensive, while Wood, by no doubt a great beauty, gracefully inhibits her metamorphosis and breakdown. There are still a share of lull plot-logs (mostly when in dealing with the parents), but those two performances, in addition to the lovely hue of Technicolor variants we get, well make this sitting down for, or going back to find.

Final verdict: B+.

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User Comments

6/06/13 PAUL SHORTT MIDDLING ROMANTIC DRAMA WITH A GOOD STAR PERFORMANCE 3 stars
12/25/09 art NATALIE"S BATHTUB SCENE IS INCREDIBLE! 3 stars
7/15/06 R.W.Welch Script, direction and acting are well beyond the norm. Borders on awesome. 4 stars
6/02/06 Howard Great Movie 5 stars
5/12/04 Gordana awsome movie, my favorite. it is very romantic and sad 5 stars
5/01/04 rina This was a wonderful film, a bit slow, wonderful. 5 stars
3/20/04 john unbelivably involving - the acting is superb! 5 stars
3/19/04 Andrea Bollie A phenominal film that is timeless. 5 stars
2/22/04 Wendy This movie is excellent! Natalie Wood makes you feel her pain! 5 stars
10/24/03 John40 haunting 5 stars
10/21/03 SGO Kazan is the greatest director of actors in U.S. film history. Soap opera becomes high art 5 stars
5/31/03 kitty shock me! 5 stars
2/23/03 Chuck Shugar Natalie Wood should have won the Oscar for this performance. 5 stars
10/18/02 Amy Jeglinski This is my favorite Natalie Wood performance by far! 5 stars
9/19/02 Margot Marvelous! 5 stars
8/15/02 I Can't Swim Deeny & Bud are the cutest couple; great movie w/sad but real ending 5 stars
6/22/02 Kristal Natalie Wood's performance is excellent! 5 stars
4/22/02 sam A haunting love story filled with a brilliant performance by Natalie Wood. 5 stars
3/30/02 Allie Awesome Performance By Natalie Wood 5 stars
12/31/01 Lorraine I felt like jumping in the river with her. 5 stars
5/13/01 C.J. Astounding film, superb performances 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  10-Oct-1961

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Directed by
  Elia Kazan

Written by
  William Inge

Cast
  Natalie Wood
  Pat Hingle
  Audrey Christie
  Barbara Loden
  Zohra Lampert
  Warren Beatty



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