Search - For Love of Ivy on DVD


For Love of Ivy
For Love of Ivy
Actors: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters
Director: Daniel Mann
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
G     2004     1hr 41min

He's a player. She's being played. Is true love in the cards? Legendary leading man Sidney Poitier and Broadway sensation Abbey Lincoln sizzle in this hip, stylish and sexy romance. Boasting an all-star supporting cast, in...  more »

     
7

Larger Image

Movie Details

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, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance, Comedy, Classics, Family Films
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/20/2004
Original Release Date: 07/17/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 07/17/1968
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
See Also:

Similar Movies

Nothing But a Man
Director: Michael Roemer
?
   NR   2004   1hr 32min
Lilies of the Field
Director: Ralph Nelson
   NR   2001   1hr 34min
Claudine
1974
Director: John Berry
6
   PG   2003   1hr 32min
Buck and the Preacher
Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
1
   PG   2000   1hr 42min
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Director: Stanley Kramer
   NR   1999   1hr 48min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Love's Enduring Promise
Director: Michael Landon Jr.
   UR   2005   1hr 27min
   
Ocean's 11
Director: Lewis Milestone
   NR   2002   2hr 7min
   
The Green Mile
Director: Frank Darabont
   R   2000   3hr 9min
   
Shrek
Two-Disc Special Edition
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
   PG   2001   1hr 30min
   
Mad Money
Director: Callie Khouri
   PG-13   2008   1hr 43min
   
When Harry Met Sally
Director: Rob Reiner
   R   2001   1hr 36min
   
Trading Places
Director: John Landis
   R   2002   1hr 58min
   
The Other Side of Heaven
   PG   2003   1hr 53min
   
Love and Basketball
New Line Platinum Series
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
   PG-13   2000   2hr 4min
   
A Raisin in the Sun
Director: Kenny Leon
   PG-13   2008   2hr 11min
   
 

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!"