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nicolaskrizan's avatar


9 years 11 months ago
contrafugal's avatar


A classic feminist film in which the smoking hot Natalie Wood develops a serious mental illness because she is dumped by her boyfriend. Two stars.
9 years 10 months ago
Wise Jake's avatar

Wise Jake

Natalie Wood is incredible, and this movie shows her at her best.
9 years 9 months ago
michaelcaines's avatar


An interesting story. There are some great moments such as the ones including Virginia (buds sister). I find most of Woods character ridiculously obnoxious and submissive but she executed it well. feminists will hate it. 4/10
7 years 10 months ago
xrobin87x's avatar


Natalie Wood makes the movie
7 years 9 months ago
andype's avatar


Very good performance of Audrey Christie too. Very good movie. obviously was Kazan better director as a man.
4 years 1 month ago
Siskoid's avatar


My friend Karelle was absolutely right about Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass. It's most definitely an ancestor of Les parapluies de Cherbourg, at least in its structure and final moment. Using its Wordsworth quote to good effect to contrast youth and experience, and daring (as much as it can) to discuss virginity and sex and the teenage anxieties inherent to them, the film is also truthful about parents and kids, and how the former screws up the latter as a matter of course. But it doesn't want us to feel bitter about that, it's just part of life and of everyone's identity. Pat Hingle gives a strong performance as the businessman and patriarch who destroys his own family because he ultimately sees it as an investment. Warren Beatty as his son is a bit of a non-entity for me, while Natalie Wood is unsurprisingly riveting as the lead of the picture. I like how Kazan puts us in her headspace, letting us hear whispers that represent her humiliation that fuel her anxiety and depression and lead to her break. It's a bit old-fashioned in the way it treats some of this material, but by setting in the late 1920s, it's all justified.
1 year 6 months ago
boulderman's avatar


Natalie Wood gave the greatest ever acting performance, beautiful
7 months 2 weeks ago
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