Celebrities investigate their Welsh heritage.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-11-23

Coming Home - Coming Home (1978 film) - Netflix

Coming Home is a 1978 American vietnam war drama film directed by Hal Ashby from a screenplay written by Waldo Salt and Robert C. Jones from a story by Nancy Dowd. The film stars Jane Fonda and Jon Voight in the lead roles. Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine and Robert Ginty appear in supporting roles. The film's narrative follows between a young woman, her Marine husband, and a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran she meets while her husband is overseas. The idea for the film was conceived by Fonda, as the first feature for her own production company, IPC Films (for Indochina Peace Campaign), with her associate producer Bruce Gilbert, a friend from her protest days. Fonda had in mind to make a film about the Vietnam War inspired by her friendship with Ron Kovic, a paraplegic Vietnam War veteran, whom she met at an antiwar rally. In 1972, Fonda hired Dowd, a friend from her days in the feminist movement, to write a script about the consequences of the war as seen through the eyes of a military wife. Coming Home premiered at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d'Or while Voight received the Best Actor prize. The film was released theatrically on February 15, 1978. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success with critics acclaiming the direction, screenplay and performances while the film grossed $36 million worldwide against a budget of $3 million becoming the 15th highest grossing film of 1978. Coming Home received eight nominations at the 51st Academy Awards, including for the Best Picture and winning three : Best Actress (Fonda), Best Actor (Voight) and Best Original Screenplay. Coming Home is the one of the few films in the history of the aforementioned awards to earn the nominations for both the “Big Five” Oscars and in all the four acting categories.

Coming Home - Reception - Netflix

Coming Home premiered at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, where Voight won the award for Best Actor for his performance. The film was released in America in February 1978; it was a popular success with audiences, and generally received good reviews. Charles Champlin from Los Angeles Times commented that: “Despite an over-explicit soundtrack and some moments when the story in fact became a sermon, the movie effectively translated a changed national consciousness into credible and touching personal terms.” The Toronto Sun called the film “The Best Years of Our Lives c. 1978 with the same high standards and the same lofty morals of an earlier era”. Coming Home currently holds an 81% “Fresh” approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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