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A.k.a.
The Loves of a Blonde
Year
1965
Runtime
88 min.
Director
Milos Forman
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
5,764
Checks
1,843
Favs
177
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
9.6% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. screwball27's avatar

    screwball27

    Great Film! 10 years 9 months ago
  2. -1flb2-'s avatar

    -1flb2-

    Starts out slow, but had me laughing at the end. Should check out - parents are hilarious. 7 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Before Miloš Forman came to America, he was doing some lovely work as part of the Czech New Wave like Loves of a Blonde. Somehow hilarious AND heartbreaking, this comedy follows Andula's love life in a small factory town where there are 16 girls for every available man. Not great odds if you're looking for romance, even if the factory manager, with his heart in the right place, organizes socials where he hopes his girls can get their quota of cuddles. The film delivers on the contrast between the ideal - which is how the girls end up speaking about their awkward encounters - and the disappointing reality. This is a movie about desperation - everyone is, and no one's got game - and it culminates in a third act "date" that is essentially just an old couple bickering while the poor girl just sits there, funny by how extended the bit is, but also acting as a promise of what finding someone to marry will be like. So we cherish the sexy moment that feels like true connection, even if it's potential will likely be wasted. 2 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #13 in Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
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  2. This movie ranks #61 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  3. This movie ranks #94 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  4. This movie ranks #164 in The Criterion Collection
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