The Way We Were Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford

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The Way We Were is a classic love story revolving around two opposites, Katie Morosky and Hubbell Gardiner. Katie and Hubbell are attending college together in the late thirties when they meet. Hubbell is a blonde, blue-eyed child while Katie is a Jewish girl with a humble background. Although Hubbell is intrigued by the mouthy Katie, who is very different than the girls he is accustomed to squiring around, things never really get off the ground between them. The couple has sex while Hubbell is plastered, but he doesn't even remember the encounter. Eight years pass and the two meet up at a nightclub when Katie spots Hubbell (dressed in military garb) sleeping in the club. Hubbell is now a military officer and Katie is an activist. Despite their major lifestyle and political differences, Hubbell and Katie fall in love and marry.
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In order to pursue his writing career, Hubbell and Katie relocate to Hollywood so that Hubbell can work on a screenplay. As Hubbell tries to establish himself in the industry Katie continues her activism. When the Communist witch hunt gears up Katie cannot hold her tongue and remain silent, despite Hubbell's fear of reprisal. While Hubbell maintains a silence in order to salvage his writing career, Katie follows her moral code and denounces the actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Divided by their differences, a pregnant Katie and a weak Hubbell separate.
The review of this Movie prepared by sandra Calhoune

Boy and Girl from two different worlds meet and eventually fall in love. She fights injustice and he believes that injustice isn't fightable. Although they love each other, they find it more and more impossible to find happiness.
The review of this Movie prepared by Carrie Spencer

This movie focused mainly on the chance affair of two opposites. Barbara Streisand plays Katie, a woman who is extremely concerned and bordering upon obsessed with unconventional political matters and World Peace, while Robert Redford plays a writer named Hubbel, who is entering into a career as a Hollywood Screenwriter and has never taken politics seriously whatsoever . (He only becomes a writer after the insistance of his wife). Eventually, their total differences cause the destruction of their marriage, although they have a child together. Both have new relationships by the end of the film, however, in the last scene when they see eachother on the street several years after the main part of the plot takes place, it is clear that both are disappointed and still love eachother greatly, although they cannot be together.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ryan

Script Analysis of The Way We Were

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism! Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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