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For Love of Ivy (Ws)
For Love of Ivy
Ws
Actors: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters
Director: Daniel Mann
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
G     1999     1hr 41min


     
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Actors: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters
Director: Daniel Mann
Creators: Sidney Poitier, Joseph F. Coffey, Patricia Lewis Jaffe, Edgar J. Scherick, Jay Weston, Joel Glickman, Robert Alan Aurthur
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 06/15/1999
Original Release Date: 07/17/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 07/17/1968
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A wonderful movie about Black Love
Psboston7 | Upland, CA United States | 05/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was set in the 60's (68 to be exact) and it had the music of one of like your typical New York romance flix think "Barefoot in the Park". Ivy (Abbey Lincoln)is a black maid to a well-to-do white family on Long Island well Ivy decides she wants to move into the city to further her education and to live amongst people like her self (black) the family just doesn't want Ivy to go they don't understand why she wants to go, they consider Ivy family... well as much as one can consider the Maid a part of your family. The family is made up of Carrol O' Conner, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin and Laurie Peters. The children soon realize that Abbey wants to leave because she wants to have a life or her own which includes a man. The son and daughter decide to "hook" Ivy up with Sidney Poitier who owns a trucks service that distributes for their Father's dept store. Sidney agrees begrudgingly to this because Beau has a way of "convincing" him (no spoilers here).

It's a cute movie Abbey Lincoln is very stylish, shy yet smart as well and Sidney Poitier was clever, smooth, hip and does wonders with his expressions LOL. There is this scene where Beau Bridges says something pretty racist and I was thinking... "Wow! did he just say that?" but Sidney's face conveyed a pause... (like he took his measure of Beau to keep to himself for later) then moved smoothly along in the conversation. As a african american watching this movie it reminded me that there are so few movies out there that potrays black love in such a positive way and I know this was a old flix but it still was a surprising pleasurable find. I didn't know what to expect but it will go on my classic favorite list of movies for sure. I highly recommend it.

Respectfully Reviewed"
Why Isn't This Movie More Well Known?
AKA Gary Mac | Prince George's County, Maryland | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""For Love of Ivy", starring film icon Sidney Poitier and jazz legend Abbey Lincoln, is nothing short of a classic. The fact that I only learned of it in 2005 is a painful pill to swallow. For so long, I have accepted a standard of film-making that seems sub-standard after viewing this film. I will not spoil the experience for those who have not already had the pleasure of viewing it. I will only say that for those individuals who enjoy seeing talented Black actors working their craft, this is the film for you. From the magic of the script, to the the excellent delivery by its players, "For Love of Ivy" is definitely a pleaser. Do yourself a favor, and add it to your collection."
Universal Classic Love Story
Ebony Blue | 12/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first saw Coming To America, I was so happy to finally see an African American romance. I was thinking 'Wow!! Wish we had more of those'... until I stumbled upon For the Love of Ivy. What an excellent love story. I wonder what other beautiful African American romances are out there yet to be re-discovered?"
FOR LOVE OF IVY
BORN 2 CREATE | ST. LOUIS, MO USA | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. A REAL "CHICK FLICK", OR, FOR ANYONE WHO DOESN'T MIND A GOOD LOVE STORY! I LOVE SYDNEY POITIER AND ABBEY LINCOLN IN THIS FILM. HOWEVER, A MUCH YOUNGER BEAU BRIDGES REMINDS YOU OF WHAT A GREAT ACTOR HE IS, AND CARROLL O'CONNOR -- ALTHOUGH ONLY SEEN IN JUST A FEW SCENES -- FULLY COMMANDS HIS ROLE AS THE FATHER.

5 STARS WITHOUT A DOUBT!"