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

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  16 February 1971 (USA)
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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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Claire Miller: [in a split-second flashback] Denise!
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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
Written by Roger Atkins and Helen Miller
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
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Unforgettable Generation Gap Delirium!
5 April 2001 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This incredible, over-the-top TV movie is the closest thing network TV ever came to an exploitation movie (or an experimental film, for that matter). Sally Field is a goofy urchin who comes home after a largely-unexplained failure as a hippie, only to discover all the reasons she left; her family is off the wall! Mom and Dad (Jackie Cooper and Eleanor Parker) are raging alcoholics, her kid sister a crystal meth addict on the verge of psychotic breakdown. Sally ain't too tightly wound either. An indelible scene has her walking home, contemplating her future, and dragging an animated ribbon which she whirls all over the place until it spells out "Happy"! When she gets home, she keeps peeking out the door to see if the word is still there; it is! Everyone in this film seems on the verge of utter hysteria at all times. There are frequent screaming matches, and the place seems like a realistic, albeit over-dramatic, representation of the audiences' real homes than anything seen on TV before. Add to this some wonderful quick-cut flashbacks of Sally's hippie days, sprinkled throughout the film. (Most horrible are shots of her wearing one of those awful floppy hats all the groovy chicks wore back then.) David Carradine is highly affected as a long-hair peace freak, who steals trucks and doesn't pay for his food. He looks like a mock-groovy Charles Manson. It's hard to tell if its intentional or not, but his character is the most grotesquely anti-hippie portrayal ever captured on celluloid. He comes across not as a gentle peace nut, but a psychotic sleaze-ball. This wonderful film is unforgettable, singularly unique generation-gap delirium.


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