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The Buttercup Chain
The Buttercup Chain
Actors: Hywel Bennett, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jane Asher, Sven-Bertil Taube, Clive Revill
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
R     2009     1hr 35min

Friendship, love and dependency are explored in this curious story of four inseparable friends: an emotionally unstable young man, his depressed sister, a kind Swedish architect, and a free-spirited American student tourin...  more »


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Actors: Hywel Bennett, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jane Asher, Sven-Bertil Taube, Clive Revill
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Creators: Douglas Slocombe, Thelma Connell, John Whitney, Leslie Gilliat, Philip Waddilove, Janice Elliott, Peter Draper
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/08/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1970
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1970
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

"The Buttercup Chain"
Philip G. Waddilove | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Congratulations to director Robert Ellis Miller - to the superb camera work of Douglas Slocombe - to the beauty of Leigh Taylor-Young, one of the most lovely women we've ever seen on the screen, and her nudity is as natural as love itself. Indeed, this is a film for lovers, sweethearts and right bastards! It is gorgeous!! (Philip Waddilove)"
A Chain Of Fools Playing Musical Chairs...
4-Legged Defender | ATL. GA. | 06/11/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"And I don't mean that in a harsh way, it's just that all 4 of the principal characters have personality defects (don't we all?) that dramatically affect the outcome of their relationships and lives. The tale centers around 2 cousins born from identical twin mothers on the same day (not bro and sis as is listed in product details) and who grow up together and have a bond similiar to twins. When they are reunited after college, they are incapable of having normal relationships with others as a result of this attraction for one another. But they're determined to try, and now we're introduced to a kind Swede who loves the girl (played by Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's 60's girlfriend and sister to Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon fame) and Leigh Taylor-Young, an American freespirit who's taken up with the male cousin, but is attracted to the Swede as well. So now a game of musical chairs ensues amid the four, and the results are rather unpredictable. A great time period piece from 1970, it captures the elements of thought, fashion, lifestyle and naivete perfectly and is a fascinating watch for those who lived then or have an interest in that timeframe. I enjoyed it even though the chain was kinked..."