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Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Actors: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Lane Binkley, Patrick Byrne, Dennis Christopher
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2004     0hr 45min

Seen on PBS Written By: F. Scott Fitzgerald Starring: Shelly Duvall, Bud Cort ("Harold & Maude") Description: It's the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shel...  more »

     
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Actors: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Lane Binkley, Patrick Byrne, Dennis Christopher
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Creators: Kenneth Van Sickle, Joan Micklin Silver, Calvin Skaggs, Elaine Sperber, Paul R. Gurian, Robert Geller, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Comedy
Studio: MONTEREY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/16/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Entertaining, yet penetrating.
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 07/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I guess this is the type of movie that students are expected to watch and write reports on and that's kinda too bad, because the American Short Stories series is definitely one of the best series on TV.This F. Scott Fitzgerald story is one of the best from the series as it captures the attitude of the times, the '20's. The teenagers are all affecting such sophistication. Bernice isn't used to this New York City sophistication, and is painfully shy at first on her visit, but finds herself prodded and pushed. The lesson is eventually learned, the lesson that it's best to be yourself since nobody else can do as good a job at being you as you can. Importantly, the lesson is given to us in a most entertaining manner. One who hasn't become acquainted with Fitzgerald should find this taste of his skills addictive.Well worth watching."
Good adaptation; poor quality
Edward Aycock | New York, NY United States | 01/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This adaptation actually merits four stars; Shelley Duvall and Veronica Cartwright shine in their roles as Bernice and her more popular cousin Marjorie. Duvall is especially well-cast as the gawky, socially-inept outsider. The period details (furniture, clothing, hair) are exact and give this period piece authenticity so that when Bernice finally goes through with the title act, we can see why bobbing one's hair would be considered so shocking. The scene in the barbershop, where the audience just sees the horrified faces of the onlookers with the sound of scissors snipping away at Bernice's hair in the background, is the high point of the story.

The problem is with the DVD itself. This transfer looks as though it was pulled right off a set of film reels that had been sitting in a closet for years. There is an omnipresent hiss throughout the movie, the audio is muffled at times, and the picture looks washed out. The film should have been remastered before being put on the market; this production deserves a lot better."
Life is sometimes fair after all
Robin | Indpls., Indiana | 02/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was a hard film to find. I had to finally track it down through my local library and they had to find it and have it shipped to Indpls. just for me to watch. I am a Bud Cort fan so it was worth the wait, and the hunt. It is a hoot! It is very slow moving, but don't be fooled. it allows Bud Cort and Shelley Devuall to play and I loved it."