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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 February 1971 (USA)
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After finding out that the hippie lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the media makes it look, Dennie comes home to find disapproval and judgment at every turn, and her sister Susie wanting to follow in her footsteps.

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Denise 'Dennie' Miller
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Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young sister who is following in her footsteps, wanting the idealistic hippie life but making some rash decisions in the process. Written by Molly Malloy

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[first lines]
Claire Miller: [in a split-second flashback] Denise!
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Different Day
Music by Earl Robinson; Lyrics by Bruce Feldman
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
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23 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when I was very young and there were certain scenes that have stayed with me my entire life. For instance the scene when they are eating other people's garbage and the final scene. So my curiosity got the best of me and I rented this movie from Netflix to see it now as an adult with children (and one grandchild). I wanted to see if it would have the same impact and oddly enough it did.

The acting was relatively good in the movie, the writing a bit weak in certain areas but it had a message and that comes through loud and clear. It actually reminded me a bit of an "After School Special" but that was OK.

It didn't glorify either the parent's side or the "hippie" side. It made you see what was wrong from both ends of the spectrum. Sally Field's did not play a "Gidget" type of part in this movie but I thought she was good.

My real shocker was that David Carradine played her boyfriend. I told my husband this and now he wants to see it for just that reason!


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