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      Norman... Is That You?

      PG Released Sep 29, 1976 1 hr. 32 min. Comedy Drama LGBTQ+ List
      40% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 70% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Ben (Redd Foxx) loses his wife, Beatrice (Pearl Bailey), to his own brother, so he takes a bus to Los Angeles to seek consolation from his son, Norman (Michael Warren). Instead of comfort, he finds himself shocked to learn that Norman is gay and shares his apartment with the flamboyant Garson (Dennis Dugan). Ben and Norman have a spat, the son walks out, and the homophobic old man is left to spend the night with Garson -- who tries his best to win over and cheer up Ben. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 01 Buy Now

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      Audience Member I saw this on TV YEARS AGO - and I wish they would show it again....somewhere I have this on VHS - wish they would release it on DVD - yeah it's chock full of stereotypes....but it was exposure nonetheless...sort of like BOYS IN THE BAND - it's a film that must be seen to be appreciated....it takes being gay and african-american to a level that I have yet to see done this well since - well....NOAH'S ARC comes right after this....! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member good stuff & largely overlooked I like this movie another 70's gem. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The movie isn't much (and it's based on a Broadway play that was even less), but while Foxx is onscreen we're willing to forgive it a lot. Rated: 2/4 Jul 10, 2018 Full Review Jan Shorter Gay Community News (Boston) The film is a nightmare of blatant sexism, racism, and homophobia. May 10, 2022 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press The play (or I should say the film) really belongs to Foxx and Dugan. Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service What Schlatter has done in "opening up" the play is to vulgarize almost every moment handled discreetly in its original form. Oct 22, 2019 Full Review Clancy Sigel The Spectator Rather sweet. And funny. Jun 16, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Ben (Redd Foxx) loses his wife, Beatrice (Pearl Bailey), to his own brother, so he takes a bus to Los Angeles to seek consolation from his son, Norman (Michael Warren). Instead of comfort, he finds himself shocked to learn that Norman is gay and shares his apartment with the flamboyant Garson (Dennis Dugan). Ben and Norman have a spat, the son walks out, and the homophobic old man is left to spend the night with Garson -- who tries his best to win over and cheer up Ben.
      Director
      George Schlatter
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 29, 1976, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2009
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