Sunday, September 20, 2015

The 1989 Movie 'Always' - A Must See!

Always
Have you ever seen the 1989 movie “Always” written by Steven Spielberg starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn?

It’s one of my all-time favorites! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll laugh some more and in the end you'll be left with a feeling of hopefulness.

Richard Dreyfuss plays a risk taking Aerial Firefighter named Pete while Holly Hunter plays his love interest, also a pilot and dispatcher, named Durinda. They’re very much in love. John Goodman, also an Aerial Firefighter, plays the part of the best friend.

Pete (Dreyfuss) takes one risk too many while trying to put out a forest fire and Durinda is completely devastated and cannot get past losing the love of her life.

Although Pete dies, he suddenly finds himself in a field getting his hair cut by a spiritual guide played by Audrey Hepburn, named ‘Hap’. She explains to Pete (after he realizes he’s died) that it’s his job to provide “Spirit” or some call it the divine breath, also referred to as Intuition, to a living soul, since his time is done.

Hap explains to Pete that “they'll hear you inside their own minds as if it were their own thoughts.”

His tough assignment is to inspire a young handsome, almost incompetent, Aerial Firefighter. However, this young man finds his path crossing with Durinda (Pete’s love), and Pete has difficulty letting go enough to aid this new relationship along.

Even though it was made in 1989, it still has a current feel to it. By the way, the theme song for this movie is the beautiful “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”.


Here's a trailer for the movie, rent this one, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


There's a line from the movie I'll frequently quote around the house (I'm sure most of you have movie lines you toss about): John Goodman is trying to convince Holly Hunter to date the new tall good looking hot trainee and with typical sass, Holly Hunter states:
'He's too much twisted steel and sex appeal. I can't be with a guy that looks like I won him in a raffle' - LOL!  



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8 comments:

  1. Alright, I have new one for my must-watch list! "Always" looks like my kind of movie. Thanks for the great review.

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  2. I remember this movie quite well. It is one of those films that just sticks with you, but it is also quite a tear jerker. I really liked all of the actors, especially John Goodman. He played the perfect best friend, big brother. It has been many years since I have seen this movie. It must be time to watch it again!

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  3. I've owned this movie for years and have watched it multiple times. It's one of my long-standing favorites! I adore Richard Dreyfuss in every movie he ever made, and Audrey Hepburn has always been my favorite actress. Did you know that her cameo performance in 'Always' was her last movie? She died too young! Wonderful review. Brings back great memories. Now I'm going to have to go watch the movie again!

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  4. It's already in my "library" of movies to watch when there is nothing on the tube (and that is often). Great movie and a great review, thanks.

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  5. That's a lot of talent in one movie. Sounds good! Love the quote!

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  6. That's a lot of talent in one movie. Sounds good! Love the quote!

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  7. Always was a great movie and will always be one of my faves!

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  8. I haven't seen Always. Thanks for the review and recommendation.

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