6.8/10
314
5 user 1 critic

Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 6 October 1976
Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Writers:

F. Scott Fitzgerald (story), Joan Micklin Silver (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hester Street (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum
Nasty Habits (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page
3 Women (1977)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two roommates/physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Stars: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Ella Jones
The Visit (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An unwed pregnant teenager is run out of town and years later she returns there as a rich woman, raising the town's expectations with her generosity, but she's only out for revenge.

Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Paolo Stoppa
Smash Palace (1981)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Anna Maria Monticelli, Greer Robson-Kirk
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shelley Duvall ... Bernice
Veronica Cartwright ... Marjorie
Bud Cort ... Warren
Lane Binkley ... Roberta
Patrick Reynolds ... Draycott (as Patrick Byrne)
Dennis Christopher ... Charley
Polly Holliday ... Mrs. Harvey
Mark La Mura ... Carpenter
Murray Moston Murray Moston ... Barber
Mark Newkirk Mark Newkirk ... Reece
Gary Springer ... Otis
Leslie Thorsen Leslie Thorsen ... Genevieve
Claudette Warlick Claudette Warlick ... Annie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Fonda ... Narrator
Edit

Storyline

Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berenice levágatja a haját See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shelley Duvall and Bud Cort both starred in Brewster McCloud (1970). See more »

Quotes

Bernice: I want to be a society vampire... and I don't see how I can unless I have my hair bobbed.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's cute and good for a laugh.
7 March 2002 | by yellowcherrySee all my reviews

Wishing to lift our spirits before jumping into a heavily themed discussion about "The Great Gatsby," my teacher showed our class this short and enjoyable story. She described it as a "chick-flick" and perhaps she was right. I found it entertaining and one could easily identify with the b***hy Marjorie or timid Bernice. Marjorie was the average girl who was popular and had boys aching to dance with her, while Bernice was her homely, boring cousin staying for a summer visit. Naturally, Marjorie felt she was superior to Bernice and felt like her vapid cousin's inability to socialize was ruining her whole summer. What followed a slow beginning was a light-hearted and funny transformation of Bernice. You will be shocked at the end.

The picture quality was rather poor and at times it was hard for a young child of the 80's like me to understand what they were saying. However, these unpleasant elements did not detract from my enjoyment of the story. The characters and plot were all believable. Although the ending was fitting and a splendid example of poetic justice, my whole class was left wanting to see more. See this film if you like to see film adaptations of Fitzgerald's and do not care for high-tech contemporary films.

I'd give it a 7/10...for now.


24 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed