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Barefoot In The Park 
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Zany comedy, based on Neil Simon's award winning play BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, about two newlyweds living together in their first apart ment, depicting the ups and downs of married life. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Based on Neil Simon's own play, 1967's Barefoot in the Park is a perennially joyous film starring carefree Jane Fonda and staid lawyer Robert Redford as young newlyweds setting up home in Greenwich Village. Although the opening credits are fragrantly idyllic (aided by Neal Hefti's soundtrack, you can almost smell the blossom in Central Park), the film doesn't idealise apartment living in New York, à la Friends, far from it: Fonda and Redford's apartment is up several flights of stairs; there's a hole in the skylight and the bedroom is the size of a cupboard. All of this puts some strain on the marriage. When Fonda introduces fellow free spirit and ageing, behind-on-the-rent Lothario (Charles Boyer) to her somewhat inhibited mother (Mildred Natwick), the hapless Redford in particular is forced to come to terms with his own inhibitions. Although the second half of the film moves at a less cracking pace than the first, Barefoot in the Park is as exhilarating as a romantic weekend city break. Directo r Gene Saks, scriptwriter Neil Simon and composer Hefti would regroup in 1968 to make the similarly wonderful The Odd Couple.
On the DVD: With the aid of filtering, the DVD recaptures the almost unreal colour quality common to films of this period, while the sound is faithful to the nuances of Hefti's soundtrack. The special features are miserly--subtitles, a choice of languages and the original trailer, though this at least conveys the engaging naiveté of the period--("The rarest, unsquarest, happiest motion picture in many a year!"). --David StubbsSee all Product description
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Fonda's portrayal of a light hearted lover was a perfect foil to her family, neighbors, and friends. It was an interesting aspect that she always lit up when referencing their five day love nest Honeymoon at the Plaza.
High recommend for light comedy, young Redford and Fonda, 60's Village New York and that initial glow of romance.
The story is about two newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter (Redford and Fonda). Paul is a very staid lawyer and Corie is his bright, bubbly and adventurous wife, and the story centres around first few weeks of the couples' marriage. The peripheral characters are Corie's mother, played by Mildred Natwick and Victor Velasco, played by Charles Boyer.
This film is dated, but it's hilarious. It's warm and light-hearted and all just-coming-out-of-the-50's-white-middle-class, but it does work as a feelgood film. And the gorgeous Robert Redford is surprisingly funny! But it's Mildred Natwick, that steals the show in my eyes. Her timing and facial expressions are priceless. The scene where Robert Redford carries her up the stairs is one that will stay in my mind forever.
I laughed, cried, cried with laughter, wanted it to turn out alright in the end. And it did. I'm not spoiling it, but come on, look at the cover, you must know everyone has a HEA. :-)
The soundtrack and the general look of the film have dated,but for me that added to the charm of the film,and Redford and Fonda both look great here. This is a fun and unpretentious piece of late 60s movie history. Unfortunately there are no bonus features or extras on this DVD.