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      Loves of a Blonde

      Released Oct 26, 1966 1 hr. 28 min. Comedy List
      94% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Andula (Hana Brejchová), an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda (Vladimir Pucholt), a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and leaves town assuming he'll never see Andula again. But when Andula doesn't hear from him, she packs up and heads to Prague, to the surprise of Milda and his parents (Milada Jezkova, Josef Sebanek). Read More Read Less

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      dave s Andula is a lonely Czech woman living in a town where the women, thanks to a flawed government program, drastically outnumber the men. Over the course of her quest for lasting love, she has encounters with a forest ranger, an over-the-hill army reservist, and, finally, with a touring piano player, who she manages to fall in love with, paying an unannounced visit to his home in Prague. Milos Forman's Loves of a Blonde sometimes comes across as an anecdotal mishmash of a movie (more time could have been spent dealing with her arrival in Prague and less time on her other more meaningless relationships), but there are some quiet laughs and interesting scenarios to be found throughout the movie. The real reason to see Loves of a Blonde is to watch a master filmmaker trying to find his way early in what turned out to be a remarkable career. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A film that takes a while to get going but becomes very engaging as well as funny. The film starts pretty slow showing Andula, main character, talk to her friend about her ring and other past relationships. However, the film picks up some pace with the dance hall scene which has some great comedic direction all thanks to the great Mills Foreman. The pacing gets a bit slow with Milda and Andula's conversations, but the scene concerning the Milda's parents meeting Andula at their apartment is hilarious and very well-acted with great comedic timing. The film is not as good as Foreman's all-time greats, namely Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but it is an engaging and hilarious insight on human relationships that displayed Foreman's filmmaking talents. Finally, the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Picture Oscar but lost to A Man and a Woman. The only nominee I have seen is The Battle of Algiers which is such a remarkably well-crafted film and, though I really like Loves of a Blonde, is definitely a better film in my opinion. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review john m Weird film. Lots of rambling without a whole lot of cohesion to whatever it's trying to explore in misogyny or youth. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member While I can recognize its historical and cultural importance as the paragon of the Czech New Wave, ultimately this style of sparse filmmaking just doesn't resonate with me over a half-century after the fact, and what was once fresh ends up leaving me rather cold. The first act, especially the principle dance scene, is awkwardly funny and absurdist in spurts, but as the film plods on without much narrative or characterization, I found my mind wandering and the story wanting. Perhaps, as some critics suggest, the film dwells in the starkness and banality and stupidity of the oppressive state it subtly exploits and exposes, but the satire feels underdeveloped and rather monotone, much likes its plot and much like its main character. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review dustin d This early film by Milos Forman is a good film on its own, but also hints at the great things to come. This simple drama is made up of a few well-constructed scenes that make it irresistible. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review andres s Very charming movie with genuine acting and feelings. The whole bit with the guy having to sleep with his parents because of the girl is brilliant. It made me laugh a lot. Overall, pretty damn funny movie with plenty of charm. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Fear Time Out Rated: 5/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Judith Crist New York Herald Tribune Mr. Forman is shrewdly aware of the foolish hearts and simple minds at hand, but fondness and understanding make comedy rather than condescension the touchstone of his realism. Aug 10, 2022 Full Review Carlos Bonfil La Jornada A mixture of social satire and domestic drama spiced with a sense of humor as discreet as it is corrosive. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 16, 2021 Full Review Jean Collet Cahiers du Cinéma During the entire film, Forman racks his brains to put his camera in the place of a witness, of an intruder. And to stress the indiscretion enough for it to bring embarrassment, and for the embarrassment to lead to laughter. Mar 3, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This charming, offbeat Czech comedy, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, put director Milos Forman on the map. Rated: B+ Aug 5, 2012 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, factory and ballroom and kitchen and bedroom, shot in documentary-grays and peopled with deadpan, profoundly human homeliness Jun 19, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Andula (Hana Brejchová), an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda (Vladimir Pucholt), a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and leaves town assuming he'll never see Andula again. But when Andula doesn't hear from him, she packs up and heads to Prague, to the surprise of Milda and his parents (Milada Jezkova, Josef Sebanek).
      Director
      Milos Forman
      Distributor
      Prominent Films
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 26, 1966, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 27, 2019