Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

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  • 1971
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • 6.1  (715)

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring is a 1971 drama film, with a touch of romance, directed by Joseph Sargent and starring Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Lane Bradbury. The movie was inspired by a true story and tells the tale of a young woman named Denise (Sally Field), who runs away from her comfortable suburban home to explore the emerging counterculture of the 1960s.

The movie opens with Denise working at a shoe store, uninterested in the mundane routine of her life. She feels suffocated by her parents' expectations and their conventional lifestyle, and soon becomes restless. She meets a young musician named Mark (David Carradine) and is immediately drawn to him. They start hanging out, smoking weed, and experimenting with LSD, and Denise begins to feel alive for the first time.

Her parents, Esther (Eleanor Parker) and Ben (Jackie Cooper), are worried and confused by their daughter's behavior. They have a hard time understanding her rebellion and feel powerless to intervene. Denise's sister, Cissie (Lane Bradbury), is more sympathetic, but still finds it hard to relate to the new Denise, who seems so distant and different.

As the summer progresses, Denise and Mark fall deeper in love and plan to travel together to California. Denise's parents try to stop her, but she is determined to follow her heart. So, she leaves home, breaks with her past and sets off on a journey to self-discovery.

The road, however, is not an easy one. Denise and Mark face various challenges as they hitchhike across the country. They meet some truly bizarre characters along the way, from a religious fanatic to a hippie guru who advocates communistic living. Their own relationship is tested, as Denise begins to doubt whether she can truly commit to Mark, whose dreams of becoming a rock star may not align with her own aspirations.

Meanwhile, Esther and Ben are heartbroken by their daughter's disappearance. They try to find her and offer support, but Denise is too far gone. The film poignantly depicts the distance that has grown between them, as they struggle to communicate their love and fears. Esther, a woman who once prided herself on her detachment from emotions, finds herself overwhelmed by grief and helplessness.

Finally, after months of wandering and searching, Denise comes to a crossroads. She must decide whether to continue on her path with Mark or return home to her family. The decision is more complicated than she anticipated, and she realizes that her journey of self-discovery has only just begun.

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring is a powerful and thought-provoking film that captures the spirit of a generation. It explores the themes of youth rebellion, parental love, and personal growth with sensitivity and honesty. The performances by Sally Field and Eleanor Parker are outstanding, as they portray a mother and daughter struggling to find their way back to each other. The direction by Joseph Sargent is both intimate and epic, as he takes us on a journey across America, through the heart of a changing culture. This movie is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the turbulence and complexity of the 1960s.

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring is a 1971 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 14 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 14 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (715)