Taking Off (1971)
Taking Off (1971) Genre(s): Comedy | Drama

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey, Linnea Heacock, Audra Lindley, Paul Benedict

Synopsis: After their teenage daughter runs away, a couple meets other parents in similar situations and establishes relationships with them.

Newt's movie review

Definitely a laugh out loud movie, and not just because of those wacky 70s fashions and hairstyles. There's an amazing scene where a group of parents attend a pot class to discover the attraction of marijuana, and the resulting strip Texas One Card Showdown is riotous.

It has a rather unexpected ending. No, really. I was watching the movie and all of a sudden the credits were rolling. Very unexpected indeed.

It's a good, fun 70s flick and thoroughly enjoyable. You even get to see Carly Simon sing "Long Term Physical Effects".

Interesting fact: Kathy Bates is listed as "Bobo Bates" in the credits.

Added 31 August 2003 at 11:04 AM

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