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Up the Sandbox (1972)

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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an ... See full summary »

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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty. Written by Anonymous

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18 April 1973 (Sweden)  »

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This and her 1981 film, "All Night Long" (the only film until "Meet The Fockers" in which she was only a supporting player and NOT the star) each grossed roughly $4 million dollars total, making them her lowest-grossing productions. Despite the box office failure of "Up The Sandbox", it garnered her some of the best personal reviews of her career, up to that time, and is reportedly one of her favorite performances she's given on screen. See more »

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Margaret Reynolds: If this is what being a mother is like, I turn in my ovaries!
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When you're in love it's the loveliest night of the year
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Barbara Streisand's Most Unique Film
6 April 2006 | by (hollywood) – See all my reviews

Thanks to Irvin Kershner's assured surreal direction, Streisand gives a fine performance in a very unusual 1972 film. Filled with verite style dialogues and intense emotional confrontations amid bizarre fantasy sequences, UP THE SANDBOX is a treat for unaware viewers. Though the film actually espouses a rather conservative agenda, the characters don't go to extremes; they're rather real.

It's easy to see how confused audiences must have been back in the day as the film subtly segues into Sttreisand's dream life. The fertility scene in Kenya actually is one of the worst while the guerilla attack on the Statue of Liberty with the WTC in the background will give you chills.

Overall, a fascinating film with gorgeous cinematography by Gordon Willis. Non-Streisand fans can enjoy this just for the 70's style direction.


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