Coming Home


Action / Drama / History / Romance / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 10432


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Jane Fonda as Sally Hyde
Jon Voight as Luke Martin
Jonathan Banks as Marine at Party
Bruce Dern as Capt. Bob Hyde
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Reviewed by jasonastrange 10 / 10

The Absolute Best Film of the 1970s

I've watched over 100 of the best films of the 1970s including every single Best Picture nominee and winner and Coming Home edges out every film to be my #1 of the decade.

The film traces the lives of a paralyzed Vietnam veteran (Voight) who befriends a Marine wife (Fonda) whose husband (Dern) has just shipped off to the war. Their friendship blossoms into an affair and then back to a friendship again once they both realize that they can't continue on as lovers.

The film is brilliantly acted by both Voight and Fonda and both deservedly won Oscars for their performances. Bruce Dern was also nominated for his role and, while The Deer Hunter is a brilliant film, did not deserve the award in 1978 for Best Picture. Robert Carradine also gives one of the best performances of his career and somehow managed to parlay it into the Revenge of the Nerds franchise. Hey, we're not all born smart, I guess.

Loosely based on Ron Kovic's life, the film explores the effects of Vietnam not only on the body, but the mind and delves into how people can heal each other just by offering their time and attention to each other. Voight does a far better job than Cruise (Born on the 4th of July) in capturing the emotional impact of a devastating and permanent war injury. He serves as the all-wise and all knowing veteran who has seen the war for what it is, while Dern plays the part of the gung- ho soldier marching off to battle. Fonda holds the story together as a woman caught between the two worlds of early 1960s nationalism and late 1960s disillusionment.

Hal Ashby scored a number of wins in the 1970's, but this film is his crowning achievement. A must see for any war film or history buff.

Doc Strange

And the Losers Are

Reviewed by Wuchak 9 / 10

Personal ramifications of the Vietnam War

RELEASED IN 1978 and directed by Hal Ashby, "Coming Home" is a drama taking place on the shores of Southern California about a lonely Captain's wife (Jane Fonda) who befriends a bohemian, Vi (Penelope Milford), when her husband (Bruce Dern) is deployed to 'Nam in 1968. She volunteers at a Veteran's hospital where she meets a bitter paraplegic, who happens to be an old classmate (Jon Voight). Robert Carradine plays Vi's brother, who suffers PTSD.

Like all great dramas, "Coming Home" is realistic and takes its time to establish the characters and their situations. The emotions run the gamut of the human experience. The performances by the principals are superlative. The outstanding soundtrack includes twenty hits from the late 60s by artists like The Stones, The Beatles, Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Joplin, The Chambers Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Dylan and so on. The movie's not so much "anti-war" as it is just depicting the way it was for combat Vets after coming home.

THE FILM RUNS 127 minutes and was shot in Manhattan Beach, near Los Angeles. WRITER: Waldo Salt & Robert C. Jones based on Nancy Dowd's story.


Reviewed by HotToastyRag 7 / 10

Classic veterans film

When her husband Bruce Dern, a captain in the Marine Corps, is deployed to Vietnam, Jane Fonda has to adjust to living alone. She volunteers at a veteran's hospital and meets Jon Voight, who has recently come home from Vietnam without use of his legs. He's angry and passionately opposed to the war, and as Jane gets closer to this man who's completely the opposite of her husband, her entire worldview changes.

Coming Home is one of the most famous wartime dramas ever made. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards in 1979, but since it was released the same year as The Deer Hunter, there was some competition for the anti-war vote at the Oscars. While The Deer Hunter won Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Sound, and Film Editing, Coming Home took home three statuettes for Best Actor, Actress, and Original Screenplay. The acting and overall messages of the film are wonderful, and had it come out a year earlier or later, it probably would have swept up more gold.

If you haven't seen this classic, it's definitely worth watching, not only for the acting but for the piece of American culture. Many Americans, including the film's leading lady, were vehemently opposed to the Vietnam war, and this film captures their mindset and emotions in a very tangible, relatable way. It wasn't until 1989 that Hollywood produced another film of its kind with Born on the Fourth of July, the biopic of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic. While I found that movie to be much more powerful and heart-wrenching, Coming Home was made first and deserves the respect of its time.

Just keep in mind that this is a very heavy drama; it's not a bunch of hippies holding up protest signs for two hours. The film is about all veterans, no matter their injuries, and how difficult it is to adjust when you come home to a world that's different from how you left it.

Kiddy warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, due to sex scenes and some adult situations, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.

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